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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious. Exciting. Friendly."
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..."

"The firm has a very entrepreneurial culture. It operates a free market system where..."

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

"Feedback is always given and provides useful guidance for your progression whether..."

"Great location (Blackfriars) and strange but lovely buildings. We now have some floors..."

"The hours can be a bit unpredictable, although I understand them to be not too bad..."

"You can't argue with this salary."

"A $1,000 marketing budget that allows us to start building up potential client contacts..."

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

"Could be better, not a great effort on recycling (paper or food)."

"We have a diversity committee that meets monthly and holds informal discussions over..."

"I have lots of client interaction and responsibility but I never feel pushed to go..."

"Pro bono is a big part of the culture and there is an expectation that everyone gets..."

"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..."

"This is the first intake of trainees, so it's hard to know."

"Lord Charles Falconer is a partner here."

"Ambitious. Exciting. Friendly."

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