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7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Welcoming, interesting, fun, innovative."
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
 
 

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.

What insiders say about...

"For a training contract, part of the process is often the vacation scheme, (and amongst..."

"People are very nice. Not many firm-wide events get organised though."

"As well as the standard PLC courses, there is also departmental training. The corporate..."

"Associates are good at giving feedback on the whole. However, it's sometimes up to..."

"We are based in a great location and have a nice office though it is looking a little..."

"Things can be very unpredictable at trainee level."

"Trainees do not receive bonuses. Pay is fairly standard City rates, but pay as an..."

"We have a box at the 02; if it isn't being used by a client then a lottery comes..."

"The interview process was well organised. I had an interview with a member of HR..."

"One question that I remember was to talk about an upcoming legal development. You..."

"Olswang is a green warrior when it comes to the environment."

"Women are well-represented. Ethnic minorities, for legal positions, are less wel..."

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

"I am responsible for managing conditions precedent and subsequents for a number of..."

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

"Everyone is chilled-out, the 'canteen' is very reasonably-priced (particularly for..."

"The structure of the firm means that there are a limited number of seats to choose..."

"I wanted to work here because of their leading media and tech clients with a strong..."

"Retention rates are excellent; trainees who haven't stayed have left to go in-house,..."

"Trainees usually get brand-new BlackBerrys."

"Relaxed and non-hierarchical."

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

"Peaks and troughs. Sometimes incredibly stressful."

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

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