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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Innovative, forward-thinking, leaders in the field, growing rapidly."
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...

"Alongside researching the firm, I think that you should know the values it upholds..."

"The firm very much work as a team and there are good socials in the office. Many..."

"Lots of really great training, both black letter law and soft skills, for example:..."

"We have mentors as well as supervisors to help our development at Irwin Mitchell...."

"The office is clean, modern and open plan. The location is very central and near..."

"My firm has been very flexible so far. As long as you have capacity and can manage..."

"In my experience, the salary is average as a trainee at Irwin Mitchell, but I found..."

"There are a range of perks for working at Irwin Mitchell. We receive normal employee..."

"I think the recruitment process is very fair. It is hard but if you are good, the..."

"Why this firm? Tell me about a time where you had to show creativity, decisiveness..."

"IM is committed to reducing their carbon footprint year in, year out and have adopted..."

"We have a number of societies dedicated to respect to women, LGBT and ethnic min..."

"I have great client exposure, good quality work, great training, supervisors who..."

"'Ablaze' educational outreach with local school children to get them interested in..."

"Pluses of working here include participating in a friendly and inclusive working..."

"Having to pick between private client and corporate from the outset for your training..."

"I worked here as a paralegal, and I saw how much client contact trainees had. In..."

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

"We are continually expanding, and we have recently opened offices in Southampton..."

"Friendly and approachable."

"We take part in the PRIME scheme so that children from less privileged backgrounds..."

"More ability to move between seats if the work is not there for you."

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