Get the inside buzz from graduates at Clyde & CO

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2017)
"A friendly, challenging and rewarding firm with a strong insurance focus."
8.3 / 10
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.7 / 10
7.8 / 10
5.9 / 10
6.7 / 10
Pro Bono
8.1 / 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.
  • There are many international opportunities for those who want them.


  • Working hours can get quite long during busy periods.
  • Internal decision-making processes can lack transparency.
  • Notice regarding the location and department of your next seat can be short.
  • Salaries don't quite match those on offer at other firms.

What insiders say about...

"Clyde & Co appears to be looking for personable, intelligent, hard working people..."

"The firm likes to work hard and achieve but there are also many opportunities for..."

"The training programme runs over the course of the two year training contract, but..."

"This comes down to the trainee really as they need to make full use of the mentor..."

"We have decent offices but it can be a bit annoying as they are spread over two buildings...."

"Employees at the firm are busy, but there is not a 'face-time' culture so if there..."

"The pay is good given that the hours are typically shorter than at other City fi..."

"Taxis home if working late. Clydes benefits website offering discounts on most high..."

"I went through an assessment day (HR interview, verbal reasoning test, letter of..."

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

"I haven't honestly seen much of this at all since I joined the firm, aside from recycling..."

"More trainees who have been to non-selective schools and are from disadvantaged backgrounds..."

"Varies across departments but currently very satisfied and have direct client contact...."

"The firm is committed to pro bono and each fee earner gets an allowance each year..."

"The hours, unless you are very unlucky, are generally good. As a trainee, I have..."

"I have been told that associate salaries are not great, having been reduced and frozen...."

"I chose my firm, based on their big presence in the practice areas which I found..."

"Retention rates fairly good - firm supposedly retains NQs if they are good enough..."

"The monthly Clyde & Cocktail sessions are great fun!"

"Friendly, entrepreneurial, work/life balance."

"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..."

"A more transparent seat choice/allocation process (this is already happening, lu..."

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