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Offices & Dress

7.7 / 10

(based on 15 ratings in 2017)

2017

"We have a good location and facilities in Manchester, and visits to the London offices have confirmed the same there. In Manchester there are dress down Fridays every week and the dress code is office-wear otherwise."
First year trainee, Manchester
"We have two buildings. One is very modern and has excellent facilities, including a rooftop café and bar, which is available to the whole firm. The other building is less modern but has larger offices and its own café with a more limited range of options. There is no open-plan working and offices are each shared by two or three people. The dress code is fairly relaxed unless you are going to client meetings or to court, but trainees should always be smart."
Second year trainee, London
"One office is noticeably nicer than the other in my opinion. The facilities are fine with no real problems when working. There's no need for men to wear a tie in the majority of departments and most departments have dress down Fridays."
First year trainee, London
"We have decent offices but it can be a bit annoying as they are spread over two buildings. Most departments have dress down Fridays that trainees are allowed to participate in."
First year trainee, London
"We have a great office and, because it's further east, it's not as corporate and boring as many other firms. We're also very close to Petticoat Lane Market for great lunch options."
First year trainee, London
"The London office is fantastic and an episode of Sherlock was shot there. The restaurant does great food. The Dubai office is nice and spacious with an impressive reception and meeting room area. There are two Manchester offices. The Chancery Place office is impressive externally but is in need of a little TLC inside. The Royal Exchange office was opened to combat a lack of space and has been renovated over the past year. Internally, it is pleasant but it's situated in a busy shopping area where there is a lot of footfall and, subsequently, noise levels are high, especially at Christmas with all the buskers."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The offices in St Botolph are lovely and the dress code is pretty standard: smart and business-like. You can absolutely have a personal style if you're sensible about it (at least in the departments I've been in) and are still appropriately dressed for client meetings and court. There's an unofficial but very widely observed dress down Friday."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a modern and efficient use of space and the dress code depends on your team. The Guildford office is dress down all year round. London is smart but different teams have differing levels and summer is generally more casual. Most teams do dress down Fridays."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The London Clyde & Co office is split across two buildings next door to each other. They have a different feel: St Botolph is very swish and shiny, whereas Beaufort house is more homely. You are expected to look smart but in reality the dress code is pretty relaxed - you don't have to wear a jacket in this office, for instance. There is also dress down Friday in some teams."
First year trainee, London
"The London office is prestigious and modern - think that which is seen in the TV show Suits. The Guildford office is not so nice, but hours are nicer there. The Guildford office also has dress down summer (May-Sept) but London is formal all of the time."
First year trainee, London
"The St Botolph building offers a fantastic office space and is very centrally located."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Our offices are located in the City close to Bank and Liverpool Street. We occupy the top four floors of the brand new St Botolph Building, with meeting rooms overlooking the Gherkin and a restaurant with views of Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf."
Second year trainee, London
"Clyde & Co's offices are stunning and offer fantastic views of the City. The facilities are relatively new and always clean. The dress code very much depends on the department in which you are placed. Transactional tends to be much more formal and "Casual Friday" is only something encourage/recognised in Litigation departments."
First year trainee, London
"The 13th floor restaurant in our office has fantastic views across London."
First year trainee, London
"New office with excellent facilities. Dress code is suit and tie in most departments with some dress-down Friday options."
First year trainee, London

2013

"It honestly looks like something from Dr Who in our offices - glass everywhere, the best lift system I've ever come across and sofas in common areas. There is no 'dress code' so to speak - as long as you are dressed appropriately for an office (and have a jacket at the ready to meet clients), they are quite relaxed about men not wearing ties at their desks and women wearing cardigans, etc."
First year trainee, London
"St Botolph's is a brand new office which is modern, close to Liverpool Street and Aldgate Tubes and has a restaurant on the top floor with a view of Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge. The old BLG office across the road in Beaufort House are slightly less modern, but still very pleasant with a different atmosphere."
First year trainee, London
"There are two buildings in London - one plush new blue one, very modern and chic - and a more dated (but with character!) one over the road. The facilities are good though, and the 13th floor restaurant has lovely food and great views!"
First year trainee, London
"Nice offices - good location and good views especially on top floor. The subsidised canteen does very good food. No other facilities to speak of (no gym etc.). Dress code is business wear. No dress-down Fridays."
First year trainee, London
"Very snazzy. In fact our lifts and ground floor reception area were recently used in the James McAvoy film, 'Welcome to the Punch'. Rumour has it the BBC asked if the could use our client meeting rooms as Lord Sugar's office in The Apprentice! Hands down best views of the City, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf."
First year trainee, London
"It's new but very blue. The dress code is smart but ladies don't need to wear suits, dresses and skirts are the norm."
First year trainee, London
"Each office that I have seen is designed to create a good impression for clients. The dress code is business attire only."
First year trainee, Manchester / Abu Dhabi
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