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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 4 ratings in 2018)
"High-quality work and high-performance colleagues."
7.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.0 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
9.5 / 10


  • The entrepreneurial culture gives trainees the means and responsibility to build relationships with clients early on.
  • There’s an open-door policy and many partners are very active regarding informal training and mentoring.
  • The work offered to trainees is wide ranging and of a high quality.
  • Trainees have found remuneration to be very satisfactory and competitive with other firms.


  • The unpredictable workload can make it difficult to manage your work/life balance.
  • Trainees felt that there was very little attention paid to recycling and other environmental concerns.
  • The firm has only recently started taking on trainees so is still developing its training contract.
  • Some trainees feel that the training contract could be better organised.

What insiders say about...

"There's an interview with a partner and/or an associate. The interview focuses on..."

"The firm is a great place if you like responsibility and socialising. It's a very..."

"The training contract system here is still quite new and is evolving. Supervisors..."

"Everyone I have worked with has been extremely helpful and encouraging and I now..."

"There is a beautiful old building, which has been fully refurbished, as well as a..."

"Long hours are to be expected at any City law firm. I have been very lucky with my..."

"Excellent pay."

"We get free dinners when we work late and free taxis home. We have a buddy system..."

"I was asked why I wanted to have a career in law despite not having studied it at..."

"I don't feel that this is a priority for the firm."

"Not only are there diversity committees, but the partners actively encourage new..."

"I have had a lot of client interaction from an early stage in my career. I attended..."

"Gibson Dunn appears to do as much pro bono work as possible. So far, I have done..."

"Lawyers are intelligent, responsive and driven while still keen to guide trainees..."

"The workflow can be unpredictable because it's so varied."

"I liked its strong reputation in litigation and international arbitration as well..."

"The retention rates are strong at Gibson Dunn."

"Lord Charles Falconer is a partner here."

"Ambitious. Exciting. Friendly."

"I'd like it if the firm offered more secondment opportunities."

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