Get the inside buzz from graduates at Macfarlanes LLP

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 38 ratings in 2016)
"Intellectual lawyers who endeavour to come up with clever solutions for the client."
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
 
 

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.

What insiders say about...

"There is a CV screening, assessment day with a written exercise, group exercise,..."

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

"We have lots of formal training sessions in each seat to broadly cover the main types..."

"I have a principal and a supervisor. My principal is the person who oversees my entire..."

"The offices are spread out over quite a large area. The main office is (client facing)..."

"The hours are pretty flexible and there's absolutely no 'face-time' culture at M..."

"Towards the higher end of City firms though dwarfed by American and magic circle..."

"Free dinners and taxis are provided if you are working late, there are corporate..."

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

"One interview focused on my CV and interest in law, the other was in response to..."

"In terms of reducing its carbon footprint, the firm has recycling bins."

"Although the firm has historically not been known as the most diverse employer, significant..."

"I undertake genuinely good work in my role. There is good client interaction; good..."

"We have a mentoring scheme with schools in East London which is incredibly rewarding..."

"There is a really good training programme and you are given proper substantive tasks..."

"Pay sometimes seems off-market and some of the (current) offices are not very ni..."

"I liked the idea of being able to experience both corporate and private client work..."

"All of the trainees that are leaving are doing so to move elsewhere despite being..."

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

"Challenging, demanding, rewarding, supportive."

"Having been brought up by a single-mother in a Welsh valley where I attended a comprehensive..."

"I feel that there should be better appraisal schemes and feedback along the way."

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