Minuses

2017

"Needing to be available even on nights, weekends and holidays."
Second year trainee, London
"While the firm does respect when you have plans in the evenings or at weekends, there's always the risk that you'll have to cancel them."
First year trainee, London
"There can be a lot of demand and pressure at times."
Second year trainee, London
"It is always busy and you need real stamina to keep up."
First year trainee, London
"It can be hard to maintain a work/life balance."
First year trainee, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
"Long hours, including last-minute changes to timeframes."
Second year trainee, London

2016

"Unpredictable hours."
First year trainee, London
"The hours can be very difficult."
First year trainee, London
"Having to keep one eye on the BlackBerry at all times."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The responsibility on offer is occasionally coupled with a lack of training or explanation, particularly in busier times which can be stressful. We also work long hours and there can be an expectation to always be "on" including weekends and bank holidays in certain teams."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong (seconded from London)
"Working unpredictable hours is tough."
First year trainee, London
"Low firm pension contributions, long hours."
First year trainee, London
"The hours can be long during busier times."
Second year trainee, London
"Work can be fast-paced to the point where it is difficult to sit back and reflect on bigger picture of the deal, or ask questions about the work."
First year trainee, London
"At times, the level of commitment that the firm requires can be demanding."
Second year trainee, London
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