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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2015)
"The firm has a supportive environment and a real interest in your development."
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...

"When applying you should get to know our sectors, and focus on one or two that interest..."

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

"In terms of formal training, there is a formal induction process when you start...."

"Partners are very accessible and often give work (and feedback) directly to trainees...."

"We have a modern office located near to the City centre and Cabot Circus shopping..."

"Personally I feel that my working hours seem to be getting longer as of late. Generally..."

"The firm is transparent about pay and bonuses."

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

"I found the assessment process easier than at other firms I applied for."

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

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

"I'm not sure what the exact policy is, but there are generally more females than..."

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

"We do a lot of charity events at OC, especially for our main charity, St Bartholomew's..."

"Generally non-hierarchical, open-plan and friendly."

"Can sometimes require long working hours."

"Osborne Clarke is one of the biggest firms in Bristol, the people at the assessment..."

"The firm makes an effort to retain good trainees."

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

"Osborne Clarke is a collegiate, driven and friendly firm."

"Work experience programs invite students from less privileged backgrounds to learn..."

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

"Shorter working hours."

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