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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Good work, bad life."
Pros: 
  • Salary for trainees is comparable to magic circle firms.
  • A broad range of practise areas allows for interesting and unusual work.
  • The atmosphere at the firm is open and welcoming.
Cons: 
  • Trainees are not eligible for bonuses.
  • It is mandatory for trainees to sit in certain seats, even if it is not somewhere they hope to qualify into.
  • It can be difficult to stand out in such a large firm.
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
 
Hours
7.5 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"My advice is to know what is going on in the world; i.e. read the papers, legal journals,..."

"Team spirit is very strong in the firm. More senior fee earners constantly support..."

"Outside of work training, the extra training on offer is very good and varied, although..."

"There is a partner mentor for each trainee, which is a good idea. Formal feedback..."

"Big, smart, modern offices. Centrally located. Good facilities: restaurant, coffee..."

"If you are able to give people notice then the firm tends to adopt a flexible approach..."

"Comparable to other City firms but no pension for trainees and poor NQ pay in comparison..."

"There is a gym in basement of building with free classes every morning, lunch and..."

"I had a really straightforward interview with no irritating HR-type questions or..."

"Questions in my interview included: What attributes are necessary to work in a firm..."

"Efforts are clearly made in this area, but we are in a very paper-heavy industry..."

"The firm does lots of recruitment drives related to diversity, we have several networks..."

"I have been at an important all-day client meeting (which I helped to set up) and..."

"I have done research into global supply chains in order to determine how best to..."

"The support services such as research enquiries and facilities like the gym, as well..."

"Working in some departments can involve long hours."

"The approachable culture I experienced on the assessment day and the genuine commitment..."

"Retention rates have been variable over the past few years. It remains to be seen..."

"They give out plastic ducks to celebrate events like the five years anniversary of..."

"Ambitious, devoted and committed."

"Application system is fair and law school expenses are paid. Vacation scheme is generously..."

"Stress is usually related to needing someone outside your team to get something to..."

"Perhaps it would be nice to have some better informal training or more quality control..."

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