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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2015)
"Commercially-focused, collegiate, down-to-earth."
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...

"Learn about the work of the firm, the sector focus and any recent business developments...."

"We have regular trainee social events and an active charity committee."

"We have regular lunchtime training."

"In my experience, feedback is given frequently, honestly and constructively."

"The open-plan office is well thought out. It doesn't feel like you're on top of anyone..."

"The working hours can be long, but that should be expected with a job in the legal..."

"Pay is good for the location, and they do a profit share if the firm's done well..."

"Good value health insurance, Pret lunches in team meetings."

"The process consisted of an online form; an online application forms; and a one-day..."

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

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

"OC are running a scheme to improve diversity and support women in the workplace...."

"I have had client contact from the start, particularly during my property seat where..."

"Charity activities and volunteering at local college, and organising volunteers/donations..."

"Working with intelligent people who are prepared to give up their time to train ..."

"Lack of social activities, both formal and informal."

"The firm's sector focus and reputation in digital business encouraged me to apply..."

"Retention rates are usually strong, and I've received on-going dialogue from each..."

"I think that the firm organises great parties!"

"Impressive work, inclusive office."

"We have a Pathways to Law week, where students from disadvantaged backgrounds come..."

"It can get busy, but generally the atmosphere is not too stressful."

"A stronger emphasis on trainee social events throughout the year would be ideal."

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