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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Relaxed and committed to training."
Pros: 
  • The firm has a friendly and social environment with little hierarchy.
  • Plenty of feedback is provided by involved mentors.
  • The firm is seen as being very strong when it comes to diversity.
  • Trainees are given a lot of responsibility and high-quality work early on.
Cons: 
  • Some felt that the IT systems were not of a high quality.
  • The low intake can lead to pressure for trainees.
  • The process for deciding which seats trainees will undertake could be more transparent.
  • Some may be disappointed by the lack of secondments.
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Always research the firm and know what their big cases are and if they have been..."

"The hours in the Chichester office are very good. There is a great sense of teamwork..."

"This varies team to team. Generally, there has been a fair bit of training on case..."

"I believe mentoring varies between departments. I've found that the majority of solicitors..."

"The dress code is relatively relaxed. The facilities at the firm are in need of some..."

"I cannot complain. As a trainee, on average I work 8.00 am – 5.00 pm but will often..."

"Good rate of pay. Although we are not eligible for bonuses."

"We were given Easter eggs at Easter."

"There is an online application process followed by a telephone interview. Following..."

"Questions consisted of topics such as: why I wanted to work for Irwin Mitchell in..."

"We have all different types of recycling bins in all of the kitchens."

"Diversity varies across practice areas. Despite commitment to diversity being less..."

"My role typically includes attending court once per week, drafting letters and being..."

"We run a Right to Read Scheme at a local primary school, helping five and six year..."

"Great teams and support to develop skills."

"The IT systems."

"I was drawn to Irwin Mitchell because of its provision of personal legal services..."

"Retention rates are really good. The firm always try to keep all trainees if they..."

"The biscuits in the meeting rooms are worth sitting through a long conference for,..."

"Forward-thinking, innovative, passionate."

"The firm sees grades at A-level as only part of the picture. I was lucky enough to..."

"Give trainees more sway on where they would like to go for their seats and actually..."

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