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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Macfarlanes LLP

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
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Focus on the firm's key practice areas. Make sure that you understand the structure,..."

"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..."

"I can see that informal training and mentoring are both very good: senior lawyers..."

"We have enough space, and the offices are in a good location, and the facilities..."

"Hours are very mixed depending on department. Corporate can be very long hours but..."

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

"Pretty good pension and healthcare. The firm has just introduced a fitness allowance..."

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

"I was asked about my interests (both personal and social) and current events."

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

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

"I have been trusted with high quality and demanding work, including detailed research..."

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

"We are given a high degree of responsibility early on, good training, a strong support..."

"Waiting for the new offices to be built."

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

"The retention rates are excellent."

"We have fish and chips every Friday in our canteen without fail."

"Challenging, demanding, rewarding, supportive."

"They are part of Rare recruitment."

"More drafting exercises for trainees would improve the experience."

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