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9.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"An innovative, friendly and growing firm."
Culture
9.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
9.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.8 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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...

"Osborne Clarke prefers the vacation scheme route as it is a good chance to see the..."

"There is a good team culture here. The firm is collegiate and work is shared effectively..."

"Comprehensive and supportive training ensures any areas for improvement are quickly..."

"Mentoring standards will depend on the individual but in my experience supervisors..."

"The office is located near lots of good shops/food places around Moorgate, One New..."

"If it's gone 6:00pm and you have completed your tasks, there is no feeling that you..."

"The pay is very competitive and there is a profit share scheme that trainees also..."

"The pension seems pretty good. Our summer and Christmas parties are great."

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

"My interviewers made me feel at ease and the interview was less formal than at some..."

"We have an active sustainability committee."

"We have representative 'Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Champions'. There are focus groups..."

"I complete a variety of tasks for a number of fee earners including drafting court..."

"There is an active charity committee which coordinates the pro bono. We have a number..."

"The people and the excellent work."

"The London office is getting quite full and there isn't a canteen or large enough..."

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

"It is typically very good."

"Osborne Clarke were Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s solicitors in the 1830s."

"An energetic, innovative and open firm."

"I think Osborne Clarke is probably better than other firms. The trainees come from..."

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

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

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