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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2015)
"The firm is progressive, friendly and open-minded."
Pros: 
  • Friendly and approachable colleagues make for a culture that is nice to work in
  • The firm's open-plan offices are well thought out, and they are in convenient locations
  • Trainees benefit from being given significant responsibility and good exposure to clients from the outset
  • The firm has a well-structured training programme which is staggered over the training contract and covers a multitude of skills
Cons: 
  • Working hours can be long at times, although there is no 'face-time' culture
  • IT systems could be improved as they can initially be quite difficult to get to grips
  • Most teams only have one trainee and as a result there is no one to share a workload when it gets busy
  • The seat rotation process can be a little drawn out, and trainees may not always get their first choice of seats
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
 
Hours
6.9 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"I think the key thing is to know your stuff about OC and the work it does. A good..."

"Open-plan office means all fee earners and partners are approachable. Good rapport..."

"There has been a new programme introduced to supplement training - focusing on a..."

"Generally fee earners are good at giving feedback, with some exceptions."

"The office is open-plan which I really like. The location is very good, near to St..."

"My average day is 8:30am-6:30pm. The firm is quite flexible, as long as the work..."

"Pay is at the top end for the area."

"An extra Christmas Shopping Day on top of usual annual leave."

"I completed an application form, attended a one day assessment centre (comprising..."

"Questions were the usual mix of soft skills and legal knowledge. They seemed to want..."

"The office is now paperless, no printing out emails for filing purposes. But I am..."

"Osborne Clarke promotes diversity and flexible working, with dedicated focus groups,..."

"My department isn't too client-facing but, as I've progressed through the seat, direct..."

"We have an active pro bono/charity committee which organises various events through..."

"Good people to learn from. People who are experts in their field will take the time..."

"The lack of a café or separate communal area in which to chat to people informally..."

"Quality of work and the impression I got on the assessment day."

"We have had very high retention rates recently and the firm's clear objective is..."

"No one at the firm can agree as to what species of cat is in our logo - puma, panther,..."

"Inclusive and ambitious."

"We are involved with the Pathways to Law scheme."

"Day-to-day is relatively stress free but tends to build up towards the conclusion..."

"There could be international secondments on offer, or more secondments generally,..."

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