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Minuses

2015

"I find that the workload can sometimes be unpredictable."
Second year trainee, London
"At times the working hours can be somewhat unpredictable."
Second year trainee, London
"As part of a large firm I can sometimes feel like a small cog in a big machine."
First year trainee, London
"As I know that the firm want the best from me, I feel that I work long hours, and that there are very high expectations of me at work."
First year trainee, London
"Personally I find that the office building is dated and cramped."
First year trainee, London
"I find that the IT system can be frustratingly slow at times."
First year trainee, London

2014

"The unpredictability of hours."
Second year trainee, London
"As a trainee, you have very little control over your time. Teams usually try to be sympathetic, but if there's a business need your time is the firm's time - evenings, weekends and holidays included."
Second year trainee, London
"We often have to work very long hours."
First year trainee, London
"I have quite a poor work/life balance."
Second year trainee, Singapore
"Unpredictable (as opposed to routinely long) working hours, limited partner contact."
First year trainee, London
"It is a huge firm, so there is a danger of feeling forgettable."
Second year trainee, London
"Unpredictable hours. Lack of responsibility in some seats."
Second year trainee, London
"The hours can be very demanding."
First year trainee, London
"Unpredictable hours and weekend work."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong

2013

"Hugely unpredictable hours"
First year trainee, London
"Long hours, competitive seat allocation process."
First year trainee, London
"Hours are long and unpredictable, pay scale at associate level is opaque and doesn't match that of US firms."
First year trainee, London
"The hours are unpredictable which can make it difficult to establish a good work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"Quite hierarchical."
First year trainee, London
"Trainee tasks are sometimes very repetitive and dull."
First year trainee, London
"Long hours, and working culture is sometimes frustrating."
Second year trainee, London
"Long hours and working for people who have long since given up on the possibility of having a work/life balance. They automatically assume that you too are happy to flush your personal life down the drain!"
First year trainee, London
"The restaurant doesn't use enough seasoning in their food."
First year trainee, London
"The almost-comically hierarchical nature in some parts of the Dispute Resolution team."
First year trainee, London
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