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9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Relaxed culture, early responsibility."
9.7 / 10
Formal Training
8.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
8.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.3 / 10
Pro Bono
7.3 / 10


  • There’s a good amount of responsibility and client contact that increases over time.
  • The firm has a relaxed, collaborative and social culture.
  • Hours are flexible to give an emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance.
  • Trainees are given excellent training and mentoring.


  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive.
  • While the firm hosts social events, some trainees feel there could be more.
  • Commitments to diversity could be better, though there are ongoing improvements.
  • Trainees could be informed about seat moves earlier.

What insiders say about...

"The interview consisted of a group work exercise as well as an interview with a partner..."

"We are open-plan, which means you sit with partners and associates. The hours are..."

"The firm is known for some of the best training that can be given to trainees. PSC..."

"Mentoring can vary from team to team and depend on who your supervisor is. My supervisors..."

"The Cambridge office is fairly modern with good facilities and in an excellent location..."

"Hours tend to be 9.00 am to 6.00 pm but everyone mucks in and helps when the team..."

"Given that it is very expensive to live in Cambridge, a higher salary would be appreciated..."

"We have two free days of leave for moving house, which is great! We can also buy..."

"I was offered a training contract after completing the vacation scheme with Mills..."

"The majority of questions were based on my application form. Other questions related..."

"The firm has moved to electronic filing in many teams."

"No apparent discrimination and there's equal opportunities for all."

"The firm are very aware that trainees are there to learn, not to be used purely as..."

"Making a Difference (MAD) is the Mills & Reeve corporate social responsibility working..."

"There is a very strong culture at the firm that runs all the way down from the managing..."

"Not great pay, especially in Cambridge (it's almost as expensive as London)."

"M&R has a lot of prestige around representing public-sector clients. This affects..."

"Every year we complete a charity challenge that tests peoples physical ability. This..."

"Good quality work outside of the city with a good work/life balance."

"Most trainees appear to be from privileged backgrounds unfortunately, but I do not..."

"Not too stressful - in general people listen if you are very busy and haven't got..."

"The firm should encourage more direct contact between partners and trainees."

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