Get the inside buzz from graduates at Clyde & CO

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2018)
"In a few words, the firm is all embracing, and culture and individuality..."
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 form will ask about news stories that interest you. I would say to..."

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

"There are regular lectures/seminars both on the law and on other skills."

"Everyone is very accessible for feedback. We have two appraisals each seat but no..."

"Dress code is relaxed in my dept – no tie, etc. Brown shoes however are apparently..."

"I am working approximately 40-45 hours a week. However, a number of trainees have..."

"I believe it is about standard for a firm of our size and capability."

"Pension offered to trainees. Firm football tickets get offered around fairly often...."

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

"Why Clydes? What seats would you like to do? What international seat would you like..."

"There are recycling facilities and some departments are making the move to having..."

"Generally seem good; the spread of female partners seems to vary between departments,..."

"I have generally received different and diverse work. The day-to-day work in my initial..."

"I sit on the art award committee. I also represent artists who take part in the art..."

"Friendly atmosphere, good international opportunities."

"There is sometimes a lack of communication regarding seat choices."

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

"The retention rate at the firm was 100% last year, so I am fairly confident that..."

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

"The firm is progressive and undertakes interesting work with supportive teams."

"I believe Clyde & Co does have relationships with organisations seeking to address..."

"The work is challenging and interesting but the hours are relatively relaxed."

"The firm should remove the obligation to do a seat in Guildford."

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