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9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Hard working and driven, with decent people."
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...

"Find out about some legal and commercial issues that interest you and be prepared..."

"In general the hours are quite reasonable and face-time is actively discouraged...."

"There is a lot of support throughout the training contract as you are sat in the..."

"Generally supervisors are good. It helps that we are given a lot of responsibility..."

"Dress code is a little more conservative than at other firms. I'd prefer a slight..."

"I have found the firm to be very flexible indeed. I've hardly come across anyone..."

"My level of pay is very competitive and stands up even against some of the London..."

"Social club - you can reclaim the cost of tickets to live events up to a certain..."

"Short interview, written tests on verbal reasoning, group exercise and then if successful..."

"There were no big surprises. I was asked questions like: why law? Why the firm? What..."

"The firm is very committed to environmental issues. Each team/unit/department has..."

"Female partners are few, people of colour fewer. I don't question the firm's commitment..."

"The quality of the work and clients cannot be rivalled. Being in smaller teams means..."

"There are lots of corporate social responsibility opportunities and engagement in..."

"The opportunity to be involved in quality work but in the Bristol location."

"Hours can be unpredictable in some departments."

"The culture combined with the reputation for excellence."

"Burges Salmon has a great retention rate so I'm fairly confident, though the economy..."

"Following the re-brand, we have all received a goodie bag of branded stuff, including..."

"Driven, but friendly and fair."

"Quite a bit of community work - we invite children from local schools in to experience..."

"I would like there to have been more secondments available; or at least one or two..."

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