Get the inside buzz from graduates at DLA Piper

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 52 ratings in 2016)
"An innovative, exciting and fast paced firm."
Pros: 
  • Teams within the firm are friendly and approachable, which gives the firm an excellent culture.
  • Having a wide client base means there is a real range of work for trainees to experience.
  • High-quality international and client secondments are offered to trainees in all offices.
  • The firm has a very active outlook on pro bono and offers many opportunities to get involved.
Cons: 
  • In some departments, working long and unpredictable hours is unavoidable.
  • The large size of the firm can lead to it feeling a little impersonal at times.
  • Salaries for regional offices are noticeable lower than London.
  • High expectations and early responsibility can make some trainees feel pressured.
Culture
8.1 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The firm does not have a particular "mould" of trainee. However, they do look for..."

"Like any other law firm there is a hierarchy, however there is no one I would hesitate..."

"The volume and quality of training can differ somewhat between departments. By and..."

"Most partners/solicitors are very accessible – you have to pick your moments with..."

"The office space is modern, open and bright. It is situated in the heart of the city...."

"There are late nights, but you are very rarely left alone. The entire team will be..."

"I think that Scottish salaries are low when compared to our English counterparts,..."

"DLA Piper works on a 'one UK' basis, so we are all treated as one firm and location..."

"There was a comprehensive application form and an assessment day for the vacation..."

"I was asked what I thought the future of the firm looked like, who our main competitors..."

"There are lots of recycling trays and bins on the office floors. However, there is..."

"The commitment is there but the evidence isn't in all areas. There are more women..."

"Great-quality work but sometimes you have very limited autonomy."

"One of the huge benefits of working at DLA Piper is the exposure to pro bono. Trainees..."

"The training and the support network."

"There should be a stronger push for social activities (i.e. Sports, events) across..."

"I knew the firm through society sponsorship at university and thought I would fit..."

"The retention rate at the Manchester office was very good, I cannot comment on the..."

"The Litigation Department has a drinks trolley every Friday evening which is fairly..."

"A leading global commercial law firm."

"Drop the litigation seat and allow trainees to just take the course instead."

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