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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2018)
"Professional, proactive, stable and organised."
Culture
7.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
 
Hours
7.7 / 10
 
Salary
4.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.7 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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...

"Be yourself, know the firm's focus and strengths, know your CV and be prepared to..."

"There's a relaxed and friendly open-door culture. It's not hierarchical, with partners..."

"This is very well put together with lots of training sessions and plenty of on-the-job..."

"Most associates are very helpful and will take time to explain things to you, although..."

"There's a modern and efficient use of space and the dress code depends on your team...."

"They can vary - sometimes be very long and intense and sometimes be much more manageable...."

"The pay is generally lower than the average of other firms of our size. However,..."

"The subsidised gym membership is great and the Christmas party is rightfully legendary..."

"Online application, assessment day and interview. Much of the process is designed..."

"I was asked why I chose Clyde & Co in particular, where it should expand to next..."

"We have recycling bins but I can't think of much more. Lots of work is still printed...."

"I am particularly impressed with HR's efforts to increase awareness of mental health..."

"Considering I am at trainee level and the fact that I am working on high value cases,..."

"There's the legal advice clinic where we offer advice in person on a one-to-one basis..."

"Great hours compared to other City firms and no culture of "face-time"."

"The stress of not wanting to get anything wrong and the thought that this is effectively..."

"I chose BLG because I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation scheme - the ethos, the work..."

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

"There are club bars galore in the meeting rooms."

"I would say the firm is fast-growing and internationally focused."

"Our firm recruits from a wide range of universities, many of which are more likely..."

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

"More international secondment opportunities!"

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