Get the inside buzz from graduates at Macfarlanes LLP

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 38 ratings in 2016)
"The firm is classy and excellent."
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...

"You should find a way to gain exposure to the firm before applying. Your application..."

"There is a good team ethic, with an 'everyone is in it together' attitude. I think..."

"I honestly believe that we are trained more thoroughly than any other trainees in..."

"Feedback could perhaps be given more regularly, but on-the-job training is very ..."

"Offices are not very nice compared to other City law firms, although they are building..."

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

"Trainee salaries lag behind market average and should be higher, but trainee bonus..."

"Culture club: lots of things to do that are either free or subsidised."

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

"A lot of the standard questions: why law? Why Macfarlanes? Some specific harder ones..."

"I have no idea about the firm's efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, so personally..."

"Strong in recruitment, with a huge focus on improving diversity. Stats are good at..."

"I liaise with clients on a daily basis and have a lot of responsibility. Importantly..."

"I have not been involved or aware of a great deal, though I know that there is a..."

"Work here is high-profile and that is definitely a benefit."

"Hours. But this is to be expected from a City firm."

"The scale of work and the firm's reputation in a broad set of practice areas, friendly..."

"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."

"Highly competent. Quietly confident."

"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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