Get the inside buzz from graduates at Burges Salmon LLP

9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Supportive, ambitious, collegiate."
Pros: 
  • Trainees have genuine responsibility, get good contact with clients and are actively involved in the firm's work.
  • The general ethos and culture of the firm are both very collaborative and friendly, and socialising is encouraged.
  • Trainees feel that remuneration is very good for a firm outside of London.
  • The retention rate for trainees has historically been very high.
Cons: 
  • Working hours can be long and unpredictable for trainees when workloads are high.
  • Formal and informal training can be a little inconsistent from department to department.
  • More secondment opportunities would be appreciated, as would clarification of the secondment application process.
  • The firm has an evident commitment to diversity but this area still needs improvement.
Culture
9.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.3 / 10
 
Hours
7.6 / 10
 
Salary
8.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.8 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself. There's no 'type' at Burges Salmon so don't feel you should conform..."

"There is a hierarchy but politics is generally kept to a minimum and everyone is..."

"We have a great mix of training from quite formal sessions to less formal knowledge..."

"Very good appraisal system and excellent supervisors. There's not a very formal mentoring..."

"The office itself is great - modern, airy and well laid out. The facilities are also..."

"Hours can vary from seat to seat, depending on the type of department you're in and..."

"The bonus system is not very transparent. Pay is good though."

"We have a weekly cake trolley that comes round the firm on Friday afternoons. Usually,..."

"I had to complete an application form, and was then invited for an assessment day...."

"I was asked: Why Burges Salmon? Why law? Which aspects of the firm do you like?"

"The firm sponsors Bristol as the 2015 European Green Capital and is involved in various..."

"The firm is reasonably good with regards to diversity. The female partner rate needs..."

"As a trainee you get the opportunity to attend lots of client meetings and interact..."

"We are given two days per year to spend on pro bono projects. This is as well as..."

"The team is extremely supportive and friendly. Not only will they answer any questions..."

"General stress of doing a training contract."

"I was attracted by the ability to combine a high quality of work with the Bristol..."

"In 2015, 100% of trainees were offered jobs on qualification. I do not feel like..."

"The first trainee intake had seven trainees, one of whom is now a head of department...."

"Open, collegiate, challenging, rewarding."

"The firm allows less privileged students to apply. Our first years are all cut from..."

"It would be nice if there were more secondment opportunities, (especially in your..."

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