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2016

"Cliques in the workplace."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The pay on post-qualification could be better."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"The IT systems."
First year trainee, London
"The IT systems aren't great and our offices could be nicer."
First year trainee, London
"Time management is difficult because there is a lot of work and also a lot of extra-curricular activities."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"It can be high pressure."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"Very fast moving environment and a lot to learn very quickly."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"The teams are very small. It's very easy for one person to change your whole experience of a seat."
First year trainee, Birmingham

2015

"There is remove for improvement in terms of the communication between staff. Doing so would make the firm an even better place to train and work."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"Although my salary was something that concerned me originally; it is now improving. The choice of departments where trainees can have seats is low, which is disappointing. International opportunities are lacking, but the firm is looking to expand in this area."
Second year trainee, London
"The length of time it takes to decide where the trainees are going to move to the next seat could be improved."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The firm is not always flexible with its seat opportunities. Rather than allocating seats on individuals' preferences, the firm focuses specifically on where jobs will be when its trainees qualify. This means that as a trainee you can be confident that there are clear opportunities when you qualify."
First year trainee, Leeds
"I found that some seats were missing structured training, and that there were limited practice areas to have a seat in, but the number where you could do so is growing."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"There is a certain amount of uncertainty surrounding second year seats and NQ positions."
First year trainee, Bimringham
"Having to pick between private client and corporate from the outset for your training could be a downside for some."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"Not much transparency about departments and whether there are NQ roles, etc. or likely to be - so makes picking seats very difficult."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Irwin Mitchell is still perceived as a 'PI' firm by some people which devalues the work we do for large corporates - hopefully this will change over time as the firm is working really hard to obtain big business clients, (and is often succeeding)."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The IT system are sometimes frustrating."
Second year trainee, London
"The size - sometimes you get lost in the amount of people working here."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"Pay could be improved to match other firms of similar size."
First year trainee, London
"I have only had the chance to train in personal injury seats whereas wider department exposure would have been beneficial."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"Sometimes you can feel like a small cog in a large machine."
Second year trainee, Sheffield
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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