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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Burges Salmon LLP

9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Top quality, interesting and friendly."
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...

"The application process consists of a fairly standard application form, followed..."

"The firm is extremely friendly and everyone is very approachable. There's an open-door..."

"The six-seat structure allows you to experience a wider variety of the firm's departments...."

"Everyone is very accessible here. The firm makes sure that trainees sit, where possible,..."

"The office is right behind the station. The offices are fantastic."

"As a trainee you have limited control over your hours and some departments mean that..."

"The pay on offer at Burges Salmon is very good for a firm based outside of Londo..."

"The firm has a social club which staff can join for a nominal amount each month...."

"The interview I had on the back of the vac-scheme was brief and not too strenuous..."

"When I interviewed, there was a fairly standard list of questions that were asked...."

"Appears to be good. Offices have various eco qualifications and lights can turn off..."

"The firm is committed to diversity."

"The level of responsibility and client contact you receive varies between departments..."

"We get two volunteer days per year (team and individual) that we are encouraged to..."

"The size of the firm (e.g. number of lawyers, trainees and staff). The firm is large..."

"Longer and more unpredictable hours are becoming more prevalent within the firm."

"I applied for the vacation scheme as I liked the variety of work, six-seat training..."

"Only two people in our intake were not offered positions. It was the same last y..."

"We have a life-size gorilla statue in our canteen. He has his own security card,..."

"Welcoming, driven, sociable."

"The firm does seem to attract a range of applicants, both in terms of personality,..."

"I would like there to be more recognition of those who really go the extra mile and..."

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