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8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 38 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, ambitious, conscientious, and welcoming!"
Pros: 
  • Excellent training is provided in each department and covers a wide array of topics to help develop a range of skills.
  • Trainees are assigned substantive tasks and are trusted with important work for high-profile clients.
  • While there is still a way to go, the firm is working hard to improve diversity.
  • The size of the firm makes it easier to stand out than it would be in larger intakes.
Cons: 
  • Excellent training is provided in each department and covers a wide array of topics to help develop a range of skills.
  • Trainees are assigned substantive tasks and are trusted with important work for high-profile clients.
  • While there is still a way to go, the firm is working hard to improve diversity.
  • The size of the firm makes it easier to stand out than it would be in larger intakes.
Culture
7.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.3 / 10
 
Hours
6.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.5 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Research the firm. All firms pretend to be unique, but Macfarlanes really is distinctive,..."

"There is a clear hierarchy, but everybody is approachable. Teamwork and cooperation..."

"Very good across the board. Each department puts in a lot of hours. There's an increasing..."

"This is great. I really benefit from working with senior people who are willing to..."

"The dress code depends on the department. It should be business casual throughout..."

"Working hours depend on the department. Generally as a trainee it's been fine for..."

"My salary is very adequate; it is higher than a lot of other comparable firms."

"There are taxis after 10:00pm, free dinner after 8:00pm, good pensions, health insurance..."

"After a morning of interviews I was then offered a trainee contract on the same day...."

"I was asked general questions about my academic background, as well as specific questions..."

"Recycling bins are provided for paper but I think that's more to do with making sure..."

"I believe that the firm is trying hard, but there still seems to be an issue regarding..."

"I was given a chance to have a first go at some interesting and fairly high-level..."

"I visited a careers day at a secondary school in East London. I am also a mentor..."

"Friendly and supportive environment; associates and partners take an interest in..."

"Outdated IT. Lack of transparency in upper management."

"I chose them for their quality of training and specialism in private client."

"Good. The firm aims to keep all of its trainees, and will do, unless you opt to move..."

"They think it is acceptable to put mustard in salmon sandwiches."

"High quality and challenging work with decent people."

"The firm runs a mentoring scheme with a comprehensive in Newham, in which I am taking..."

"More control over which seats we do would be ideal."

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