Pluses

2017

"There's real responsibility available in a merit-based culture. We're also diverse and socially progressive."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of the work and the incredible employee resource groups."
First year trainee, London
"There's been a hugely supportive environment in each team I have sat in, which has allowed me to have a great training experience overall."
Second year trainee, London.
"NRF has an extremely welcoming and friendly working culture. While the hours are long at times (as they are in all City law firms), the people you spend those hours with are what make them bearable. My intake is amazing and we have a lot of fun together. The firm is actively working towards more diverse and inclusive recruitment, it's having a positive impact on the training contracts and the working environment at large."
Second year trainee, Mpscow
"The people and work culture. My colleagues are friendly and always willing to discuss and explain work assignments."
First year trainee, London
"There are lots of opportunities for secondments, both to international offices and to clients."
Second year trainee, London
"The team spirit makes it a collegiate and supportive environment. You don't get left working late alone."
First year trainee, London
"The culture, the people and the atmosphere. International opportunities are also first class. The office is the best of any law firm in my opinion."
Second year trainee, London
"The supportive colleagues and friendly environment. We have amazing offices in a very cool location."
First year trainee, London
"Great international opportunities as well as good diversity and employee networks."
Second year trainee, Munich currently (on secondment from the London office)

2016

"Good culture. Manageable work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"The location is fantastic and great in the summer. Teams are friendly and the work is interesting too."
First year trainee, London
"The culture is great and the people are all very friendly. There's a good effort made to explain the work and everyone is very sociable."
First year trainee, London
"The breadth of international and client secondment opportunities. The industry-specific focus of each practice area helps you to plan your career and develop expertise. The work is truly international, with almost every deal having a cross-border element."
Second year trainee, London
"International work and approachable people ranging from partners to trainees to secretaries to support staff. Top clients and a fantastic support system for trainees."
First year trainee, London
"It's a great name to have on your CV with fantastic offices, great commitment to diversity and truly global work."
First year trainee, London
"The people are generally very friendly and welcoming. There is a good culture of respect for one another and an appreciation of hard work."
First year trainee, London
"The people are what really sets the firm apart. The teams are incredibly hard-working and at the top of their fields but also fun, supportive and personable."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of work and level of responsibility given to trainees."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"A real plus is the extremely friendly and open environment which makes it easy to learn."
First year trainee, London
"The calibre of the work and clients are an advantage."
Second year trainee, London
"Pluses include the sense of camaraderie in a good working environment coupled with good training."
First year trainee, London
"International and client secondment opportunities are great, as are the people."
Second year trainee, London
"Approachable and down to earth people are a perk."
First year trainee, London
"The support network is fantastic, such as night printing and secretarial services, among other elements."
First year trainee, London
"The firm and my team are supportive."
First year trainee, London

2014

"International opportunities, a friendly culture and good atmosphere."
Second year trainee, London
"The work is interesting, international. The people are friendly."
First year trainee, London
"The panoramic expanse that lies just beyond my window."
First year trainee, London
"Great, relaxed working environment."
First year trainee, London
"Opportunities to work abroad. Very sociable. 'Open-door' office policy. Reasonable level of responsibility given to trainees."
First year trainee, London
"Great training firm, a big emphasis is placed on teaching their trainees."
Second year trainee, London
"Its excellent reputation and the collegiate atmosphere."
First year trainee, London
"Friendliness of colleagues, quality of work, general consideration given in all arrangements."
First year trainee, London
"The people are very approachable, friendly and helpful. It's a real team - even Partners take time to explain things."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Interesting work, good training and great colleagues."
First year trainee, London
"The variety of international and secondment opportunities available and the culture of the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"The diversity of departments available for London-based seats, the number of client secondments offered to trainees and the huge international network."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly co-workers. Work/life balance."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong
"The informal collegiate atmosphere and support network."
First year trainee, London
"A good level of responsibility and supervision, along with good work."
First year trainee, London
"International opportunities, friendliness of the staff and partners, availability of decent level work rather than being chained to the photocopier."
Second year trainee, London
"The location of the office is a major plus as it is not in the City and has an open field next door which is great when the weather is nice. Most people are friendly, willing to offer assistance and provide constructive feedback."
Second year trainee, London
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