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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 30 ratings in 2015)
"Friendly, international, hard-working."
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...

"Academic performance is a given. It is additional and unique experiences which give..."

"'Open-door', friendly atmosphere at work - each trainee gets a partner mentor and..."

"Comprehensive training for each of the core practice areas plus additional ad hoc..."

"You have a trainee buddy assigned to you when you accept a training contract offer,..."

"The office is lovely, lots of glass so there is loads of natural light. The ninth..."

"There is little flexibility as a trainee - you do not determine your workload or..."

"The salary is fine, but it's not as good as Magic Circle or American firms, and I..."

"Subsidies for gym, healthcare, pension, travel card and music lessons."

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

"I was asked the standard competency questions - example of being under pressure,..."

"The firm has lots of recycling bins and food waste bins. Working to reduce the firm's..."

"A huge number of women work for the firm at all levels. Maternity leave is common,..."

"Given a high level of responsibility in the second year of the training contract,..."

"There are lots of pro bono opportunities to get involved in, and obligatory visits..."

"International opportunities, friendliness of the staff and partners, availability..."

"Long hours/weekends and some departments which do not give client contact/responsibility..."

"The large range of international opportunities encouraged me to apply here."

"Retention rate this year was in the 90's I believe. If you're good, the firm is busy..."

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

"Norton Rose Fulbright is open, friendly and hard-working, but well-supported."

"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..."

"If it is possible I think that the firm should facilitate international secondments..."

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