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8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 38 ratings in 2016)
"Distinctive, tenacious, global."
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
 
 

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"The offices are in a good location - near lots of green parks. I think that the offices..."

"Generally if you need to be somewhere else you can be. It's rare to be too overworked..."

"I think that the salary is pretty much on-par with the rest of the City law firm..."

"There are lots of social events/drinks at lovely restaurants and bars. The firm is..."

"The interview process consisted of a group task, a CV interview, a scenario interview..."

"Interview questions included: why Macfarlanes? What other firms did you apply to?..."

"We are encouraged to recycle paper and not print so much."

"The firm is, I have no doubt, committed to diversity. However, the vast majority..."

"My work has not involved client interaction. My day-to-day responsibilities range..."

"There are lots of chances to do and promote work with charities. Firm of the year..."

"Generally people seem very conscientious and prepared to help me learn and improve,..."

"The firm's strategy can be opaque sometimes."

"The size of the firm coupled with the calibre of work/clients encouraged me to apply..."

"I think that being kept on as an NQ is pretty much guaranteed."

"The firm has a very successful 'Culture Club'. Everyone gets huge Easter eggs at..."

"The firm is quality driven and is a 'safe pair of hands' for clients."

"They are part of Rare recruitment."

"Better feedback from supervisors on a more regular basis."

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