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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2018)
"A specialist firm that has expanded rapidly but retains the mindset..."
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...

"At the application stage it is important to show that you fit the culture and that..."

"The culture is very much open-door. Partners are generally approachable, friendly..."

"The training program is organised by our dedicated Learning and Development team..."

"Different partners and associates have different ways of working, instructing and..."

"The London Clyde & Co office is split across two buildings next door to each other...."

"Hours are flexible within reason."

"I think the salary is competitive, considering that you are not expected to work..."

"There is a gym/sports club membership subsidy provided for those at the firm."

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

"I was asked about my degree modules and my dissertation as I did not study law. I..."

"There is a cycle-to-work scheme in place. However, more could probably be done."

"I think that in recruitment the firm certainly has the right attitude. Most of the..."

"My role currently varies between filing and drafting reports, reporting on the current..."

"Pro bono work is accessible and supported at all levels. There's lots of work available..."

"High-quality work in insurance, a solid work/life balance in most departments, lots..."

"Not getting information about seats until the last minute."

"My interest in the sectors that Clydes specialises in, specifically marine and aviation...."

"There are a limited number of desired qualification spots in the firm's top departments...."

"It has some of the best elevators in the city."

"Continually punching above its weight."

"A relatively high proportion of my intake, including myself, are from state schools..."

"Some tasks are stressful but usually because I feel out of my comfort zone or challenged...."

"I think there should be increased efforts to integrate trainees from all offices..."

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