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2015

"Personally I think that the secondment and seat processes are opaque in some areas."
First year trainee, London
"A drawback for me can be the unpredictability of hours at times, and the canteen closing early."
First year trainee, London
"We have highly reputable clients, so as a trainee I feel that you don't always get the best work."
Second year trainee, London
"There are a too many seat choices, in my opinion, and as it is compulsory to do a banking/corporate seat, this means losing a seat choice."
First year trainee, London
"At times I have worked long hours in some teams at the firm."
First year trainee, Bucharest

2014

"At times the firm can seem bureaucratic with lots of red tape and is perhaps a little London-centric at times."
Second year trainee, Glasgow
"Unpredictable working hours (although this applies to all large law firms)."
First year trainee, London
"We sometimes lose the best work to Magic Circle firms, which is disheartening."
Second year trainee, london
"Some departments don't give trainees much responsibility. The current London office is a bit old and tatty but we're moving to a new one shortly."
First year trainee, London
"It can be a very high pressure environment at times."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"There is not enough focus on individual development in my department."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's insistence upon everyone completing a banking/corporate seat regardless of whether they are suited to it or want to do it."
First year trainee, London
"The hours can be unpredictable."
First year trainee, Aberdeen
"The IT systems can be a bit clunky at times."
Second year trainee, Glasgow
"The offices are outdated and I would say some of the systems are overly complicated."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"The hours in the Corporate department are unpredictable. I don't mind working long hours but the fact that they are so unpredictable always means making plans for a weekday evening is a gamble."
First year trainee, London
"The offices and IT system could use an upgrade."
Second year trainee, London
"Supervision can sometimes be inconsistent across seats."
Second year trainee, London
"I'm given a lot of marketing and non-billable work."
First year trainee, London
"Potential redundancies and lower intakes on qualifying seats at the moment, integration at times with the other CMS network offices."
First year trainee, London
"Lack of communication from management."
First year trainee, London
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