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7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Relaxed and non-hierarchical."
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...

"When applying here, don't just focus on Olswang's reputation in media and intellectual..."

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

"The departmental training we get is excellent, with insights into the main sectors..."

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

"Great location, good office space (two to an office). The dress code is business..."

"I am currently on secondment and have no complaints about my hours. During my time..."

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

"Cakes on Friday in the corporate department."

"Online tests, HR interview, assessment centre with written tests, commercial exercises..."

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

"Lots of recycling initiatives throughout the office. Green approach to paper usage..."

"There are a number of groups across the firm dedicated to providing support and raising..."

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

"I've been given a lot of interesting work and responsibility (but not too much)...."

"There is definitely an emphasis on corporate responsibility at Olswang, with participations..."

"Access to a variety of clients and so a range of different tasks/deals to get involved..."

"Long hours. Being thrown in at the deep-end with little support."

"Quality of its practice across a wide variety of sectors."

"Retention rates are poor and have been for a while, even in key departments like..."

"You can do bee keeping at lunch time."

"Motivated, unpretentious, aiming high."

"The firm works closely with schools in less privileged areas to give their pupils..."

"Peaks and troughs. Sometimes incredibly stressful."

"Qualification leave would be a very welcome addition."

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