Minuses

2017

"The toilets in Bristol could be improved."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The London office is getting quite full and there isn't a canteen or large enough space to gather in the building at lunch."
First year trainee, London
"The London office itself. It's great that we are taking on so many new people as it shows how well the firm is doing, but the lack of space is becoming an issue. It would be great if there were more break-out spaces as it can be hard to catch up with other trainees or colleagues from other teams when there is a lack of informal space."
First year trainee, London
"There can be a lack of international/client secondments."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The perks could be better."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The canteen and the sometimes unpredictable hours."
First year trainee, Reading
"Pay could be more equal across offices."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Big city firms thinking we are 'smaller' than them despite our levels of professionalism and work matching (if not beating) theirs."
First year trainee, Bristol

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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