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7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Open, meritocratic and dynamic."
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...

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

"There is hardly any hierarchy, no matter who the person is, their door is always..."

"If you want to go on training courses, they are available or can be requested."

"You work with an associate supervisor and partner supervisor in the department. You're..."

"Both the London and Reading offices are spacious, moderns and well-equipped. The..."

"You have to be willing to put the hours in if a project requires a tight deadline,..."

"Pay is good but there are no bonuses."

"Perks include free massages and free tickets to box at O2 sometimes."

"The interview process was fairly straightforward - covering letter with CV, two online..."

"How do you maintain relationships? How do you organise a project? Describe the evolution..."

"At Olswang there is a general commitment to recycling, although inevitably in real..."

"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..."

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

"I have done one-to-one tutoring of an 'underprivileged' A-level student in French..."

"Exciting client list, lots of responsibility given to you at the outset, collegiate..."

"Hours can be very long and sometimes support isn't very strong which means it takes..."

"Great culture, great clients, good size for training."

"I think they are improving but the market is very competitive at present."

"We have very good cookies baked every morning (especially the Smarties ones)."

"Firm of the future."

"The firm states its commitment to diversity, and encourages trainees to participate..."

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

"I'd prefer six seats instead of four."

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