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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Olswang LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2015)
"A fantastic learning environment."
  • 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...

"Be yourself and don't worry if you're not choosing the firm for its brilliance in..."

"No hierarchy particularly - partners are extremely approachable and there isn't really..."

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

"Partners make excellent mentors. Trainee mentor has also been extremely helpful and..."

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

"Hours are dictated by workload - if you're on a deal, then your hours will be long...."

"Trainees aren't entitled to bonuses. The pay could probably be better when you compare..."


"The interview process consisted of submitting a CV and cover letter followed by two..."

"I was asked why I thought I'd be good at Olswang and what would I bring that is different..."

"Green team meet quarterly to roll out new initiatives."

"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 have a typical range of trainee tasks; going from running files and having a lot..."

"Providing charities with free legal advice or businesses with reduced fees relying..."

"Generally most fee earners are approachable and supportive. Trainee-camaraderie."

"The hours and lack of recognition at times."

"Culture, people, clients and reputation."

"Fluctuations in recruitment patterns for different departments mean people are not..."

"We have bees and you can train to be a bee-keeper. We also all got sunflower seeds..."

"Friendly, modern, forward-thinking and young."

"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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