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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 30 ratings in 2015)
"Rapidly expanding."
Pros: 
  • Very friendly, encouraging and supportive firm
  • Merit-based promotion and good partnership prospects
  • Excellent international opportunities – trainees are able to do more than one seat abroad
  • Large scale and high profile work
Cons: 
  • Partner mentors can be difficult to get hold of to discuss problems
  • Responsibility and quality of work varies between departments
  • Hours can be long, again depending on the department
  • Large number of female associates, but not reflected in the partnership
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.5 / 10
 
Hours
7.0 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Always remember that the bottom line for the interviewers is whether or not you seem..."

"A lively social scene, especially in London. Good teamwork in and across all teams..."

"I found the training to be comprehensive at Norton Rose Fulbright. You start the..."

"Mentors are excellent and are good at providing honest career advice. I have received..."

"Perhaps the most impressive office of all the City firms. Stunning views of Tower..."

"I am in one of the busiest departments but I can usually expect to leave by 7:30-8:00pm...."

"Competitive salary, discretionary bonus received for intense period worked."

"The firm has a good pension system and food and taxis are provided when working late..."

"Individual written assessment followed by partner interview. Asked questions on commercial..."

"I was asked why I wanted to work for Norton Rose Fulbright and why maritime law is..."

"We aren't allowed bins in our individual offices which encourages you to think about..."

"There is a good gender and ethnic mix at the firm. I know a number of solicitors..."

"I have been given quite a lot of responsibility and there is the opportunity to be..."

"All trainees must participate in pro bono. My involvement has largely been on small..."

"International opportunities, a friendly culture and good atmosphere."

"Despite the reputation as being nice and friendly, it is still a City law firm with..."

"The great culture and the wonderful people."

"Retention rates have generally remained strong in the past few years, and most trainees..."

"The view we have from the ninth floor terrace is most enviable."

"Meritocratic, diverse, business-focused, global."

"The opportunity to spend a day shadowing fee earners for those at inner city sch..."

"It can be stressful at times but it is important to respond to stress in a productive..."

"I would like more secondment opportunities."

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