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Minuses

2018

"As with any international firm, expect to work some tough hours."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The work/life balance can be difficult in some teams."
Second year trainee, London
"There isn't as much information regarding benefits and progression as I would like."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Contact from HR and graduate recruitment could be more frequent."
First year trainee, London
"Competition for seats can be challenging."
First year trainee, London
"Some teams can have less exciting work than others."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Working in the Birmingham office means receiving poor remuneration relative to similar roles and hours in London."
First year trainee, Birmingham

2017

"Some supervisors are less approachable than others."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"There are some teams where trainees and associates work the same hours that you would see at a magic circle or US firm, but without receiving the same level of remuneration."
Second year trainee, London
"Some seats are not as enjoyable as others and there are colleagues who don't participate in social activities, which can be frustrating."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"You have four seats in total with compulsory seats in real estate and litigation. Second-year trainees get preference so you could spend your first year in a seat you do not want to do. Also, there is often only one seat available in the popular seats, so it can be hard to get what you want to do when you do eventually become a second-year trainee."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"There are unavoidably long hours in most departments."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"How busy you are can vary dramatically from week to week."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
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