Get the inside buzz from graduates at Burges Salmon LLP

9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Unique model. Great work and culture."
  • 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.
  • 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.
9.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.3 / 10
7.6 / 10
8.1 / 10
7.3 / 10
Pro Bono
7.8 / 10

What insiders say about...

"If you apply for the training contract directly, there is an application form, an..."

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"Bonuses could be more generous but basic pay is very good."

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"I did a straight training contract process. This consisted of an assessment day (group..."

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"We have a green week and lots of initiatives like giving up your bin your room so..."

"Its intentions are very good, but don't always play out in practice. There are areas..."

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

"General ethos and culture which I think our managing partners are responsible for...."

"Use of trainees can vary from department to department. You get more responsibility..."

"I applied here because Burges Salmon offered London-standard work and clients without..."

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"Brilliant, inclusive and the right kind of challenge."

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

"More secondment opportunities."

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