Get the inside buzz from graduates at Osborne Clarke

9.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Growing leaders in the field."
9.8 / 10
Formal Training
9.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
8.3 / 10
8.5 / 10
8.8 / 10
Pro Bono
7.8 / 10


  • The firm has a very strong sense of teamwork and a friendly culture.
  • Trainees felt that the work they were given regularly improved in line with their ability.
  • There is currently a firm-wide drive to improve diversity and support at all levels.
  • Agile working is available for people at all levels, meaning it is easier to maintain a good work/life balance.


  • The London office can feel cramped without a large enough canteen or break-out areas.
  • Some trainees felt that not all offices were paid equally well.
  • While secondments are provided, some wanted an increase in number.
  • There can be competition for qualification seats in popular departments.

What insiders say about...

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"Comprehensive and supportive training ensures any areas for improvement are quickly..."

"Everyone is really accessible. The open-plan allows you to pop your head up and ask..."

"Despite being nearly 15 years old, the Bristol office still feels modern, and the..."

"Working hours can be long depending on which department you're in, but we don't have..."

"Trainees receive a bonus which was a welcome surprise and I certainly do not think..."

"The summer party is a good perk."

"There was an online application form with the usual verbal reasoning tests. The assessment..."

"Fairly straightforward questions: why law? why Osborne Clarke? a recent commercial..."

"We have the usual recycling bins and guidance on minimising waste."

"The firm is taking steps to address diversity issues, in particular women. Quite..."

"As a trainee in the Property department I was quite quickly given individual responsibility..."

"There is an active charity committee which coordinates the pro bono. We have a number..."

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

"Can sometimes require long working hours."

"It was small enough to be friendly but big enough to have a good profile and attract..."

"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,..."

"The firm has a supportive environment and a real interest in your development."

"The diversity committee looks at increasing social mobility. We also support Pathways..."

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

"If at all possible the firm should make the seat rotation process a little smoot..."

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