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Minuses

2015

"A drawback is how there is only one trainee in most teams, so when it's busy there's no one to share the workload."
Second year trainee, London
"Initially, I found that the IT systems can be difficult to understand."
First year trainee, London
"I have found that there can be competition for seats, and the IT system could be improved."
First year trainee, London

2014

"It can be difficult to get the seats you want during your training contract"
Second year trainee, London
"We are increasingly working London hours, but the Bristol pay hasn't increased to reflect this."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The seat rotation process can be a bit drawn out."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"High pressure, long hours."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The firm is getting increasingly busy now, which is great, and they are addressing capacity issues but it does mean that everyone is stretched."
Second year trainee, London
"Occasional quiet spells with not enough work/not enough delegation."
First year trainee, London
"Can sometimes require long working hours."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Lack of communal spaces/restaurant/in-office amenities in the London office."
First year trainee, London

2013

"No international secondments/opportunities to go to other offices."
Second year trainee, London
"The lack of a café or separate communal area in which to chat to people informally at lunch."
Second year trainee, London
"Potential for not many jobs on qualification, (varies massively each round)."
Second year trainee, London
"Lack of social activities, both formal and informal."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"No easing in of new trainees. No canteen in the London office."
First year trainee, London
"The cookies at the London office."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Supervisor arrangements not well managed."
First year trainee, Reading
"The hours are often quite long."
First year trainee, Bristol
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