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7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)."
Culture
7.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
5.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
 
Hours
6.6 / 10
 
Salary
8.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.5 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.5 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The firm is welcoming and does not feel hierarchical.
  • Managers are good at providing feedback and informal training.
  • The remuneration is at the top end of London salaries.
  • A lot of pro bono work is offered and it counts towards billable hours.

Cons

  • Some departments require long hours that can be challenging.
  • While people do socialise outside of the office, events are rarely organised by the firm.
  • There is not a lot of structured formal training.
  • Some admin processes can be long and lack transparency.

What insiders say about...

"There is a vacation scheme, but this is not mandatory for a successful training contract..."

"There isn't a particularly strong sense of hierarchy and most partners are very approachable..."

"The training is less structured than at some other firms. However, this means you..."

"This is usually very good. Associates and partners are keen to give informal training..."

"Our location is lovely and next to St. Paul's. The office layout could be better..."

"This very much depends on the department. My experience is that they are flexible..."

"The firm offers a very good salary."

"You are always entitled to free dinners and free taxis home when working late as..."

"There seems to be a trend in interviewers asking business strategy/business development..."

"The firm is doing well on this. It recently stopped providing throwaway plastic cups..."

"We have a female chair and a female managing partner in London. Nearly half of the..."

"I'm generally satisfied. When you start a seat you'll be eased in with pretty simple..."

"Every lawyer must complete at least 20 hours of pro bono a year and most do much..."

"You get a high level of responsibility and are able to work on high-value deals...."

"There can be long hours in some departments and there are high expectations of you..."

"I know that I have far more responsibility here than I would compared to Magic Circle..."

"The firm prides itself on taking on as many of its trainees as possible. Your chances..."

"We are one of the top five growing offices in London."

"The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)."

"More certainty and transparency around the seat allocation process."

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