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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Supportive, ambitious and dedicated."
Pros: 
  • 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.
  • While the hours can be long, a degree of flexibility is allowed to trainees.
  • Trainees have found remuneration to be very satisfactory and toward the top of US firms.
Cons: 
  • The wide variety of work can make it difficult to predict your workload.
  • The flat hierarchy may confuse some trainees when they first start.
  • 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 are still developing their training contract.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.3 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
9.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The first interview was with HR and one partner. The second interview was with partners..."

"It's been full of low-key but relaxed and fun social events. The softball team is..."

"Dedicated training programmes that everyone is encouraged to attend."

"Certain associates and partners are particularly helpful at giving constructive feedback..."

"We have something for everyone: from the old telephone exchange building with its..."

"I feel that there is a lot of flexibility so long as I get my work done. While this..."

"Salary is very high, although slightly less than the very top of the US rates."

"Retreats in the US! Buddy and mentoring programmes."

"I was asked about my career experience to date as well as volunteer projects I'd..."

"Recycling and paper wastage could be much improved."

"There are some new but very successful initiatives in place that trainees and associates..."

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

"The firm is very committed to pro bono, which counts as billable time. I worked on..."

"The culture really stands out, as do the people."

"The absence of a clear hierarchy or a clear allocation of responsibilities can sometimes..."

"Meeting the firm for the first time at a CV workshop at my university. The people..."

"The low intake level and being the first set of trainees leads me to hope I will..."

"Some offices and meeting rooms have nice fireplaces (they're sealed up unfortuna..."

"A dynamic place to work with a culture of freedom."

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