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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2018)
"The company has an international and entrepreneurial nature,..."
7.9 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
7.7 / 10
4.4 / 10
7.0 / 10
Pro Bono
7.7 / 10


  • Colleagues of all levels are friendly and helpful.
  • 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.
  • The firm offers benefits to make settling in easier before a trainees’ first pay cheque.


  • While working hours are still seen as being good, busy periods are becoming more common.
  • Retention rates are good, but there are limited spaces in the more popular departments.
  • The clarity around seat moves and retention could be improved.
  • Salaries are seen as being below those on offer at other firms.

What insiders say about...

"The application consists of a cover letter and series of competency questions focusing..."

"No 'face-time' culture: if you are done, you go home. Hierarchy and structure varies..."

"The professional skills course training is front-loaded so 90% of it is completed..."

"The partners and associates are very accessible. I have received excellent feedback..."

"Dress code is suit at all times, some departments do dress down Friday – depends..."

"Hours at Clyde’s are generally a lot better than most City firms, although the..."

"The salary is a fair reflection of the market and work/life balance."

"I haven't really had any perks since I started here, but some trainees do better..."

"We had to do an assessment centre comprised of two drafting exercises, a faux client..."

"My interviewers asked challenging questions which required me to give an opinion..."

"Some partners and teams can only function with a paper file so, if you don't print,..."

"There are dedicated diversity drives including a permanent gender and equality initiative...."

"I have had the opportunity to handle my own matters and assist on larger ones. I..."

"Registration of a charity, incorporation of a charity."

"Interesting and challenging work, friendly people and a good environment to work..."

"The pay is slightly less that other City firms. Given the firm's ambition to grow..."

"I worked in a company that was a big client for the firm, and I was very impressed..."

"The firm attracts a lot of people who want to do the same types of work, meaning..."

"We are the only law firm to have an office in Tanzania."

"Friendly and realistic."

"The firm recruits on the basis of merit only and other factors do not play a part..."

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

"Relax the dress code."

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