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7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Changing rapidly."
Pros: 
  • The firm does a wide variety of high-profile work with interesting clients.
  • Trainees are given responsibility and get involved in all areas of each department.
  • An open-door policy and collaborative culture has led to a nice atmosphere in the office.
  • Supervisors are very good at providing support and explaining new concepts and ideas.
Cons: 
  • Trainees are occasionally assigned less dynamic and more administrative work.
  • There are limited opportunities to do a seat abroad.
  • Some technology and IT in the firm needs to be updated.
  • Trainee retention is variable but has not been high in recent years.
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.1 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Ensure that Olswang is a firm that you are genuinely interested in working at; then..."

"The firm is not overly hierarchical, which is good."

"The firm provides training at the beginning of every seat for department specific..."

"Lawyers are busy here so feedback can sometimes be difficult to get. Otherwise though,..."

"Our dress code is relatively casual in comparison to other firms. We also have dress..."

"These vary enormously from department to department and depend on the amount of work..."

"I am paid a good wage for the work I do."

"There is a lottery for spare tickets in the O2 box, training lunches have good free..."

"Getting hired at Olswang is about as hard as any other City law firm. I went through..."

"Questions in my interview included: "How would your siblings describe you?" "Why..."

"The firm is definitely concerned about its environmental impact - for examples there..."

"Women at partner level are not very common but Olswang is working on it, at associate..."

"It will be possible to get to senior associate but making partner seems harder and..."

"As in all firms, this entirely changes between departments. In Corporate you are..."

"There are really great pro bono opportunities."

"Everyone is very friendly and approachable. So far the work/life balance has been..."

"Sometimes there is not enough systems/business support within the firm."

"I enjoyed meeting everyone I encountered during the recruitment process and the firm..."

"Rates are improving now that there are fewer trainees, but these things are still..."

"Jelly beans in the meeting rooms!"

"Modern and realistic."

"Numerous work experience incentives and strong links with inner city schools."

"Varies dependent on department but usually unrealistic deadlines cause the majority..."

"Qualification leave would be a very welcome addition."

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