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Minuses

2015

"I have found that the work/life balance is not as strong as promoted by the company."
Second year trainee, London
"While some management teams lack enthusiasm, there is a wide variety of engaged individuals in the company."
Second year trainee, London
"The variable workload, sometimes too much, sometimes too little, was not always easy to balance."
First year trainee, London
"The offices in Sheffield could be located closer to the city centre."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"While some tasks were not supervised as I wanted them to be, I was given a great deal of responsibility."
Second year trainee, London
"While overall the training was effective, it was lacking in certain specialisms."
Second year trainee, London
"I found the hours in certain departments challenging."
First year trainee, London
"While the company has offices in a variety of regions and nations, there is a focus on the London office. Also, the bonus scheme is not very transparent - although it is very welcome."
First year trainee, Sheffield

2014

"Occasional long hours."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"Some teams have much longer hours due to their being insufficient staff for the workload and this had not been addressed by management."
Second year trainee, London
"Some partners are more approachable than others, and the hours culture differs wildly within different departments."
Second year trainee, London
"The hours (although not consistently) can feel more Magic Circle than they ideally should."
First year trainee, London
"Too few international opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"Hours can be unpredictable, uncertainty over qualification."
First year trainee, London
"From a trainee perspective, the NQ process but this has undergone a reinvention this year and has already improved."
Second year trainee, London
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