Get the inside buzz from graduates at Osborne Clarke

9.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, forward-thinking and supportive."
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...

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

"I do not feel that the firm is very hierarchical at all as I can just as easily ask..."

"We rotate between the offices for training, both for the PSC and for other OC training...."

"The open-plan environment means you can easily approach anyone. People are always..."

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

"Long hours can sometimes be required, but this is due to being given responsibility..."

"The firm is transparent about pay and bonuses."

"I think the best perks is the Friday cake trolley."

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

"The final interview was more of a 'getting to know you' conversation than a rigorous..."

"The Bristol office is trying out some new recycling initiatives and we're looking..."

"This is an area where Osborne Clarke is certainly making a considerable effort to..."

"I am an integral part of the teams I work in and am given full responsibility to..."

"The firm is committed to pro bono work and there is a group dedicated to organising..."

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

"There can be a lack of international/client secondments."

"Interesting clients (particular in the digital arena), friendly atmosphere and small..."

"Retention rates are very good and given the current success of the firm this looks..."

"It's a very old firm, but doesn't feel like it."

"High challenge with high support."

"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..."

"I feel that a buddy scheme could be beneficial, and there is now one being intro..."

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