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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Olswang LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2015)
"Welcoming, challenging and rewarding."
  • The firm does a wide variety of high profile work with interesting clients
  • Trainees are given responsibility and encouraged to contact clients directly whenever possible
  • Having a forward-thinking, responsible outlook has led to a nice atmosphere in the office
  • Supervisors are very good at providing support and explaining new concepts and ideas
  • Occasionally the work trainees are assigned is less dynamic and more administrative in nature
  • As in any mid-size firm, hours can be fairly tough at times
  • There is often lots of competition for the most popular seats and there are limited opportunities to do a seat abroad
  • Some processes within the firm could be more made more efficient, such as photocopying and printing
8.7 / 10
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
6.7 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.5 / 10
Pro Bono
8.9 / 10

What insiders say about...

"I would advise candidates to have a really good knowledge of their own CV and covering..."

"There is usually an open, non-hierarchical feel within the office, with colleagues..."

"Strong programme which is maintained all the way through (so far anyway...). Skills..."

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

"The top floor conference space is quite nice. The majority of the offices are fine,..."

"Hours differ across departments, but people are generally understanding if you have..."

"Pay is good but there are no bonuses."

"We get a good pension, excellent subsidised gym rates (at three different chains)..."

"I submitted a covering letter and CV. Following this, two online tests, then an interview..."

"The interview questions didn't contain anything nasty! I was asked about the vacation..."

"The firm calculates its carbon footprint and assigns a value per tonne which is then..."

"The firm often has diversity-based events and support associated organisations."

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

"I would like more client contact but generally I am pleased with my workload (not..."

"I have been involved with Lawyers in Schools running sessions on rights and responsibilities..."

"Very good range of interesting clients and work colleagues."

"The hours, but these are no worse than any other mid-size firm."

"The size of the firm was a big draw. It is large enough that it has the ability to..."

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

"We keep bees on-site and grow our own vegetables in the courtyard garden!"

"Open, meritocratic and dynamic."

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

"Support is always available."

"More social activities - the work/life balance can be tilted in favour of the former..."

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