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2015

"I feel like the qualification process could be more transparent and consistent throughout, i.e. after each seat, you should be told whether you could return to the department rather than being vague about your prospects."
Second year trainee, London
"There should be more visibility as to how seats are chosen."
Second year trainee, London
"I want there to be a better workflow process for sharing the workload. I feel like my hours have been particularly bad when others have skived!"
Second year trainee, London
"Increasing the seat numbers on offer would benefit trainees."
First year trainee, London
"Giving trainees more control over which departments they spend their time in during the training contract would be ideal."
Second year trainee, London
"I would prefer a more transparent seat allocation process."
First year trainee, London
"I feel like trainees could benefit from better supervision when they are on secondment to foreign offices."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"I would prefer there to be less admin work e.g. bundle and bibles making."
"I would like the firm to expand the secondment opportunities even further."
Second year trainee, London
"I think there should be a more transparent structure on how people get allocated seats."
First year trainee, London
"Having designated sessions for all trainees to meet and give presentations about the type of work they are doing would be a good idea because sometimes you don't have time to catch up with everyone in your intake but it would be extremely interesting to hear what everyone is doing."
First year trainee, Frankfurt
"I think there should be a better way of allocating seats so that your key preferences are taken account of better."
Second year trainee, Tokyo
"A little more control on key decisions in terms of the seats would be nice."
Second year trainee, Frankfurt
"The firm should train associates more on how to manage trainees, so there is more consistency of approach."
Second year trainee, London
"More open about seat choices."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Reduce the number of hours significantly!"
First year trainee, London
"Faster document management systems and automatic time recording."
Second year trainee, London
"Slightly more regular hours."
First year trainee, London
"Hire more people so the hours can be reduced/regulated."
First year trainee, London
"Improve work/life balance and stamp out the culture of trainees staying late at the office even when there is no work to be done, (free dinner and taxi as well as access to gym make this culture worse)."
Second year trainee, London
"More substantive feedback on a regular basis."
First year trainee, London
"Slightly more predictable hours."
Second year trainee, London
"More flexible working hours"
Second year trainee, London
"The culture in some departments re: staying later than needed."
Second year trainee, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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