Get the inside buzz from graduates at DLA Piper

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 52 ratings in 2016)
"Energetic, commercial, smart."
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...

"Application form and an assessment centre (accuracy test, business case study and..."

"Our office in Edinburgh is open plan which is fantastic: it is very sociable, and..."

"Every team ensure that lawyers are kept up-to-date in developments with regard to..."

"There are mentoring opportunities run by the Women's Network (which are also available..."

"I have worked in the Manchester and the Madrid offices. Manchester office is a little..."

"My department does not do the sort of work that keeps you in much later than 6.30..."

"Much better than any other Scottish firm (they also pay diploma fees and provide..."

"Daily living allowance on secondment in addition to pay."

"DLA is a leading global law firm – it is very competitive if you apply here, like..."

"Why DLA Piper? Why law? Tell us about your employment history. Most of the questioning..."

"Personally, I did not come across anything like this during my training contract..."

"The firm supports drives to increase women's participation in law (Leadership Alliance..."

"There has been a great level of responsibility and client interaction on a day-to-day..."

"I believe that pro bono undertaken by the firm, such as that for UNICEF, is a genuine..."

"International secondment opportunities. Quality of work. Open-door policy. Well-structured..."

"There is a lot of emphasis on business development tasks and attending firm events..."

"I chose the firm because of its international nature, and the fact that when I met..."

"Generally good but figures can be slightly skewed. All but one of the trainees qualifying..."

"The Liverpool office building is often used as a New York location for films."

"A leading global commercial law firm."

"I think that there should be a more social environment within the firm."

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