Get the inside buzz from graduates at Burges Salmon LLP

9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Driven, but friendly and fair."
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...

"Research the firm thoroughly and understand what it does and where it is going. Understand..."

"There is a good social life among trainees and the wider firm. End of month drinks,..."

"There is a mixture of training both internal and external. Some departments, like..."

"Informal training and feedback varies among departments and individuals. People are..."

"Offices are great - big windows, generally light and bright, very smart. The dress..."

"Generally the work hours are very good - about half eight until half six but this..."

"As a trainee, the pay is excellent and I have no complaints. However, as you progress..."

"Our social club put on highly subsidised events including a trip to Belgium for a..."

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

"I was asked about my vacation scheme, my background and aspirations and then provided..."

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

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

"The work can be very rewarding. You are definitely given responsibility straight..."

"There are lots of charity events (Dragon Boat racing, painting projects, etc.). The..."

"Friendly people and nice offices."

"Other lawyers' perceptions of it being a 'small' firm."

"The breadth and quality of work, the six-seat training system and the sense from..."

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

"We send out all correspondence on salmon pink paper - who said lawyers don't have..."

"Bristol-based with London work. Better hours and better lifestyle."

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

"More secondment opportunities."

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