Get the inside buzz from graduates at Osborne Clarke

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2015)
"The firm is open, collegiate and collaborative."
  • 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
  • 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
8.9 / 10
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
6.9 / 10
8.2 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
7.4 / 10

What insiders say about...

"It's best to always be yourself: OC looks for people who will fit in with the culture..."

"Osborne Clarke prides itself on being modern and unstuffy - this is generally true..."

"There are formal inductions in each subject area and weekly/monthly training sessions..."

"Given the open-plan layout, everyone is very approachable, sometimes you don't even..."

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

"Hours are generally very good, especially when compared to hours at comparable firms...."

"The pay is standard trainee pay for a non-US firm. Trainees do not get bonuses."

"Our firm parties are always different, and a real perk. We also have fun quiz nights..."

"I understand the process has been revised since I applied, but the process involved..."

"I was asked: why law? Why Osborne Clarke? And why Bristol? There were also several..."

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

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

"I have a good level of responsibility and I am often able to interact with clien..."

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

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

"The hours are often quite long."

"The Bristol location and overall reputation of the firm encouraged me to apply here,..."

"Depends on the office. Not a very transparent procedure/time frame. Should be told..."

"The firm acted for Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the famous engineer connected with the..."

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

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

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

"There should be a larger social budget."

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