Get the inside buzz from graduates at Osborne Clarke

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2015)
"Relaxed, friendly and supportive."
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
 
 

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