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7.5 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2017)

2017

"People have an appreciation of life outside of the firm and expect you to go home if you do not have anything too urgent to complete."
First year trainee, London
"The culture is good, friendly and helpful. You can be as included in socialising as you want as we have a team for everything including softball, football, sailing and singing. Hierarchy definitely exists, as in all law firms, but, depending on the department, there can be great teamwork, cooperation and responsibility."
Second year trainee, London
"There are various social events throughout the year and Shaws Booksellers is an office favourite. However, long and unpredictable hours can prohibit extracurricular activities."
First year trainee, London
"Depending on the department you can either have a great team who'll be at the pub every Friday or a team that does not socialise outside of office hours."
First year trainee, London
"Some departments are very social, others not so much. Cooperation and teamwork is fairly good and there's not a lot of hierarchy, save for some of the older partners."
Second year trainee, London
"The office is very friendly and there is a strong sense of a 'work hard, play hard' attitude. Most partners are approachable and the senior associates certainly are. There are often social events put on during the week, both inside and outside the firm."
First year trainee, London
"Some parts of the firm are still very hierarchical but it's generally a relaxed office and the hours could be a lot worse."
Second year trainee, London
"This largely depends on the department."
First year trainee, Dechert LLP
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