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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"A diverse and international firm with incredibly varied work."
  • Trainees are given a lot of responsibility meaning they learn a huge amount on the job
  • Salaries and perks (including free lunches) provided by the firm are very generous
  • The firm's London office is very high quality with great facilities and a convenient location
  • Lots of social events for trainees to get involved in
  • Trainees can end up working some pretty long hours
  • It is possible some people may feel a little unsupported at times
  • Some departments can have an element of "face-time"
  • The firms's high standards mean they can be quite demanding of trainees
7.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
5.7 / 10
7.0 / 10
7.2 / 10
Pro Bono
5.8 / 10

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