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Minuses

2015

"Sometimes the firm is disorganised internally."
First year trainee, London
"The qualification process isn't very transparent and is rather slow."
Second year trainee, London
"This depends on the person and department, but supervisors are not always that much concerned about whether or not the trainee learns something during his or her training contract."
Second year trainee, London
"It was more difficult to be attracted to certain kinds of work if they were not appealing to you, and I found this to be true in some transactional seats."
First year trainee, London
"The training contract salary was not what I wanted to be paid, and there was uncertainty regarding seats."
First year trainee, London
"I found the trainee salary to be lower than average for a City firm. The canteen also closes at 5:30pm."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Sometimes long hours, sometimes lack of control over flow of work. All can be expected though, and don't pose large issue."
First year trainee, Manchester
"Support departments not keeping pace with fee-earning departments (i.e. cafeteria shuts at 5). Departments are still quite separate with little interaction."
First year trainee, London
"Variable working hours."
First year trainee, London
"Limited responsibility. Slow decision-making in some areas."
First year trainee, London
"Occasionally I work quite long hours."
First year trainee, London
"There is sometimes a lack of communication regarding seat choices."
First year trainee, London
"The lack of certainty as to the location as well as the department you will be completing your next seat in - you receive very short notice, (at times only a day), which is quite frustrating as a trainee."
First year trainee, London

2013

"The seat change timetable is badly organised and very last minute, and for an international firm, there aren't many secondment opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"Occasional lack of feedback on work."
First year trainee, London
"The pay is slightly less that other City firms. Given the firm's ambition to grow and become the best at what it does, it needs to start paying to reflect that growth."
First year trainee, London
"Undertaking administrative trainee tasks like bundling."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has not quite adjusted to its size yet in terms of resourcing, etc."
First year trainee, London
"Not enough reward for going the extra mile."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Relative lack of international seats."
First year trainee, London
"Little consistency between departments and across the firm (and not just as a result of the merger) - moving from one department to another feels close to moving firms."
First year trainee, London
"The potential of having to do a seat in Guildford."
First year trainee, London
"Has grown very quickly and support/firm mentality has not changed at the same rate."
1 yr PQE, London
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