Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Modern, vibrant, sympathetic, well-regarded."
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...

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

"We have groups for all minorities where non-minority allies are also welcome. I am..."

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"Pro bono plays a huge part in the firm. We have been involved with projects such..."

"The levels of client contact and responsibility. And having a friendly team."

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"Good people and top-quality work."

"We participate in PRIME programme."

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