Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Innovative, professional and forward-thinking."
  • Trainees are offered challenging and high-quality work from the time they start working.
  • People of all levels are approachable and meet for regular social events.
  • Many feel that both the formal and informal training are of excellent quality.
  • There is a lot of diversity support for LGBT, minorities and people of different religions.
  • There is not much information available about pro bono work.
  • There can be limited choice and transparency regarding seat moves.
  • As the firm is so large, it can feel overwhelming to some.
  • The salary is seen as being low when compared to similar firms.
8.0 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
7.7 / 10
6.6 / 10
8.7 / 10
Pro Bono
6.9 / 10

What insiders say about...

"Understand the current growth strategies and how you feel you could add or contribute..."

"The firm values its staff and there are many events that people are encouraged to..."

"The training opportunities vary from department to department. We learn about legal..."

"Each employee is assigned a mentor of a higher status (I have a partner I would not..."

"The location is suitable for court and is also close to local amenities. There could..."

"The firm is quite flexible with hours."

"The trainee salary is not bad but it's on the lower end compared with other firms..."

"We get taxis home and food paid for if working later than 9:00pm."

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

"Competency-based questions such as: what was your biggest achievement? When have..."

"I do not see the firm's efforts to reduce the firm's carbon footprint as over-arching,..."

"IM actively encourages diversity and there are a number of organisations within the..."

"I have been surprised at the level of responsibility I have been given as a trainee...."

"There is a strong focus on pro bono clinics, and other initiatives, at Irwin Mitchell...."

"IM is a forward looking firm; always looking to progress and improve."

"The IT systems aren't great and our offices could be nicer."

"Strong performance in the legal areas in which I was interested in practising."

"The retention rates at Irwin Mitchell are very high, and they always try to find..."

"This firm is over 100 years old - one of the oldest large firms in the country"

"Innovative, professional and forward-thinking."

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

"I would like there to have been more certainty over seat moves and qualification..."

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