Get the inside buzz from graduates at Browne Jacobson

8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Welcoming, friendly, supportive."
8.7 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
8.3 / 10
7.7 / 10
7.5 / 10
Pro Bono
7.0 / 10


  • Trainees are given a variety of high-profile work from a very early stage.
  • The open-plan office helps to ensure that people of all levels felt approachable.
  • Hours are seen as being less demanding and more flexible than at similar firms.
  • The retention rates have historically been very high.


  • Some feel that technical systems could be updated.
  • Recent growth in the firm has caused changes that some departments are catching up with.
  • There could be an increase in the amount of formal training.
  • Overall salary is seen by some as below market rate.

What insiders say about...

"There are online tests, a phone interview and an assessment day that includes a partner..."

"Friendly and inclusive both in and out of hours. There's a flat hierarchy and trainees..."

"There is a trainee development programme that covers certain core skills to complement..."

"Informal training and mentoring is excellent. All senior members of staff and partners..."

"All offices are well located and close to train stations, making it easy to commute..."

"I work the hours required to do the job properly. I am not normally at work after..."

"The pay is competitive, although I understand that some of the bigger firms pay more..."

"There's a subsidised cafe at the Nottingham office and a good commercial benefits..."

"I was asked about my background and academics as well as further questions about..."

"There is a dedicated team to work on this."

"The firm has a really good commitment to diversity, which is visible throughout the..."

"I get a good mix of work and am allowed to run with matters within a supportive environment...."

"The firm is involved in a number of pro bono schemes and tries to provide opportunities..."

"The exposure to a variety of work and the supportive culture."

"Some teams having trouble keeping up with the recent rapid changes to the legal environment...."

"I had worked as a paralegal in the firm and liked what I saw. There are partners..."

"I think the retention rates are very good and the firm tries hard to keep as many..."

"All five offices did a mannequin challenge competition for charity. Birmingham smashed..."

"Friendly, hard-working, ambitious."

"More discussion between trainees and HR/partners over where you would be interested..."

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