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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, inclusive, fun, hard-working."
Pros: 
  • Good amount of responsibility and client contact from the start.
  • Relaxed, collaborative and social culture.
  • Emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance.
  • Excellent training and mentoring.
Cons: 
  • Many trainees are not retained in their preferred departments.
  • While the salary is good, there is no difference between pay for most offices and the more expensive Cambridge.
  • Some offices are a little tired, though these are being refurbished.
  • The amount and quality of work can vary greatly between departments.
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Formal Training
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
 
Hours
8.9 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.0 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The assessment day comprises three main parts: the group exercise, the aptitude tests,..."

"The structure is quite flat, partners work alongside trainees and in open plan. Teams..."

"Six seats. Opportunity to go and do a seat in a different office."

"Trainees have an allocated partner as their training principal; the quality of mentoring..."

"Good location for all our offices. The dress code is relatively smart."

"Good working hours and the firm has been very helpful and accommodating where I have..."

"The pay is excellent for a first year trainee and very competitive for Birmingham...."

"The firm offers a range of benefits which we can choose to opt into. There is a good..."

"As with most law firms competition for training contracts is fierce."

"Questions were mainly based on my application form, exploring further my background..."

"There are recycling bins in all the kitchens."

"I have never noticed any particular issues and the firm is taking an increasingly..."

"I have a lot of day-to-day interaction with clients. I have been entrusted to run..."

"I undertook some pro bono work when I first joined, which was very rewarding and..."

"The work/life balance is excellent."

"The salary isn't great and is too low for a firm of this standard."

"I wanted to work in Cambridge and this made M&R an obvious choice. Attracted by the..."

"They have been a bit erratic in recent years so the future is very unpredictable..."

"It has worked for big names in the football world."

"Friendly and collaborative."

"Working with charities such as INTO University to encourage children from less privileged..."

"The work/life balance is very good and you always feel supported."

"To have more continuity in the levels of responsibility from seat to seat so that..."

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