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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2016)
"Strong reputation for expert advice."
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...

"Apply for the vacation scheme - the majority of trainees are recruited this way...."

"The firm has a highly collaborative culture. We work together closely and combine..."

"The training programmes at Mills & Reeve are really good. We have legal updates for..."

"I have a buddy who is a second-year trainee and a training principal who is a pa..."

"The Birmingham office could do with a refurb but the layout is good - we have pods..."

"I usually arrive at around 9.00 am and leave at 5.30 pm. This varies depending on..."

"I am happy with pay for my level and we are rewarded with a bonus around Christmas..."

"There are a range of benefits that we can choose to opt into. This includes buying/selling..."

"An application for a training contract, followed by an assessment day. The interview..."

"My interview was largely a "getting to know you" type of interview but I think it..."

"The firm e-files where it can and takes measures to help the environment such as..."

"M&R's workforce is extremely diverse in terms of gender diversity. There is a high..."

"As a trainee your role differs depending on the workload and team. I have attended..."

"Strong and visible charity committee in each office with many fundraising events..."

"The quality of work you are given as a trainee for interesting clients and projects,..."

"The salary is not competitive, although we have received an increase recently."

"I had completed work experience at the firm and it stood out to me compared to similar..."

"The retention rates improved last year but there is still an overall concern about..."

"We have a dress-down day on the last Friday of each month with all proceeds going..."

"Driven. Committed. Ambitious."

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

"There are times which are stressful, but that can depend on the workload."

"A guarantee of a job at the end of it!"

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