Get the inside buzz from graduates at Browne Jacobson

8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly and ambitious."
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.5 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.0 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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...

"The firm's application process consists of an application form, telephone interview,..."

"All the teams I have worked in have been very supportive. People are approachable..."

"The training has definitely improved in the last year but I think there could be..."

"The open-plan office encourages you to approach solicitors and partners for work...."

"The cafe in the office is a great asset and the dress code is more relaxed than expected...."

"Generally, the hours are incredibly reasonable and far better than any firm in London...."

"Pay is slightly below average and differs between departments. Bonuses are good and..."

"There are great socials and parties."

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

"We have lots of initiatives to reduce the firm's carbon footprint and to look after..."

"The London office is predominantly made up of male fee earners. We also have very..."

"I am satisfied with the quality of work I'm assigned and the flow of work to juniors..."

"The Nottingham office does do pro bono work but I think that the other offices could..."

"The people are great. They're non-hierarchical, friendly and willing to spend time..."

"The IT and operational systems could be better."

"It had a good reputation with a variety of practice areas."

"The retention rates are very high at the firm."

"The managing partner and CEO produced their own version of Peter Kay's car share,..."

"Friendly yet ambitious."

"More formal training and better cross-office socials."

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