Get the inside buzz from graduates at Clyde & CO

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2015)
"Top class litigation firm."
Pros: 
  • Colleagues are friendly and intelligent
  • Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is encouraged and there is no culture of 'face-time'
  • Trainees are given good levels of responsibility and exposure to a wide range of work
  • There are plenty of international opportunities for those who want them
Cons: 
  • Working hours can get quite long in busy periods
  • Internal decision-making processes can be slow
  • Can be short notice as to the location and department of your next seat
  • Salaries don't quite match those on offer at other firms
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
 
Hours
7.6 / 10
 
Salary
5.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.1 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.5 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Don't try to be something that you are not - it is a firm that likes different characters..."

"The firm is sociable both during the day and after-hours, both in terms of the trainee..."

"PSC training is front loaded. There are a variety of PSC electives throughout the..."

"The solicitors and partners are very accessible and there is a real open door policy..."

"Clyde & Co's offices are stunning and offer fantastic views of the City. The facilities..."

"I work 9:30am-6:30pm most days and hardly ever at the weekend."

"Slightly lower than comparable firms, no bonuses as a trainee."

"One perks of the job is attending client entertainment at sporting events."

"The interview process and assessments were challenging, but not overly onerous, especially..."

"The partner interview was not what I expected (in a good way) - I was asked questions..."

"We have recycling bins in the office I work in."

"While the diversity could be improved at the firm, information regarding diversity..."

"I found that there was fairly limited client interaction in most departments in which..."

"I worked briefly on a matter through a local CAB office and it was rewarding exp..."

"City location, great atmosphere and people, interesting work and respected name on..."

"The food in Bar 51."

"Litigation-focus and diverse practice areas with sector focuses making the fee earners..."

"Retention rates are consistently excellent. With the firm's training intake growing..."

"The lift area of our office was used in the filming of the BBC's Sherlock recent..."

"Big matters, small teams."

"The firm is very good at organising events for schools and universities where students..."

"The workload can get heavy at times but I would be concerned if the work was not..."

"Perhaps a more formal internal buddy system for trainees with associates would be..."

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