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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, innovative, and client-focused."
Pros: 
  • The firm has a real interest in trainees' development, and their thoughts and ideas are valued.
  • Supervisors and partners are happy to act as mentors to trainees and provide regular constructive feedback.
  • Several social events are organised both in and outside of the workplace.
  • Trainees are regularly given client contact and a great deal of responsibility.
Cons: 
  • It can be difficult to get a seat in popular departments.
  • A high intake of trainees can make it more difficult to stand out.
  • While trainee retention is very high, there may not be space to qualify into the department of your choice.
  • Frequent IT changes can cause disruption.
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.7 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Really research the firm, the mergers that have taken place and the processes used..."

"While you are given a lot of responsibility and expected to work hard, you are encouraged..."

"Training contracts are comprised of six, four-month seats. At the beginning of every..."

"I've always been encouraged by my supervisors and have found other team members to..."

"The offices I have been to have good locations and are nicely outfitted. Lots have..."

"9.00 am – 5.30 pm is standard. I usually work 8.30 am – 6.00 pm and sometimes..."

"Bonuses do not appear likely. There are a range of payscales given the firm's many..."

"You can purchase Apple products via salary sacrifice. This is just a good mechanism..."

"There was an online application followed by an interview in person at the office..."

"There were a variety of questions including those aimed at finding out more about..."

"ISO compliant."

"DWF recently launched a Diversity Steering Group and is committed to making progress..."

"Good variation of work and a high level of involvement in client files. The firm..."

"I have been involved with mentoring projects with local schools and colleges, packed..."

"The four month seats and support you get while training are perks. The responsibility..."

"Amount of recent mergers has been a little destabilising."

"Growing and ambitious. Following interviews and assessments the people really came..."

"There will be a new qualifier job available for everyone, but not necessarily in..."

"We have just opened an office in Dubai!"

"An ambitious, innovative and forward-thinking firm."

"Involvement in initiatives with local schools and mentoring programmes with college..."

"There have been a few stressful occasions when there are tight deadlines to meet..."

"Freedom to choose your professional skills course elective modules would improve..."

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