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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, hard-working and reliable."
  • Friendly and helpful mentors give regular feedback and support.
  • Early training is given to help trainees feel comfortable at the firm from the start.
  • Trainees are given responsibility and varied work throughout their time at the firm.
  • Flexible hours make it possible to maintain a good work/life balance.
  • There’s a feeling that trainee salaries are below average for a City firm.
  • It can be a struggle to get a seat in a highly sought-after department.
  • While the open-plan office is good for meeting people, some may find it distracting.
  • Some felt that the firm’s IT could be improved.
8.0 / 10
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.4 / 10
8.5 / 10
7.1 / 10
7.3 / 10
Pro Bono
6.1 / 10

What insiders say about...

"The interview focused on whether I would be a good match for Penningtons Manches,..."

"There is very little in the way of hierarchy here and I don't feel any trepidation..."

"In training, we have regular seminars and presentations by barristers and consultants...."

"The firm has an 'open-door' policy where praise and recognition are ongoing."

"The firm is currently moving a number of its offices to newly refurbished buildings...."

"If there is work to do, you want to stay and finish it. But if work is completed..."

"Pay is good for the regional offices."

"There's a good set of benefits: pension, life insurance, medical insurance, cycle-to-work..."

"There was an assessment centre which included a HR interview and two written tasks...."

"Some of the interview questions that I was asked were why I chose law, why this firm,..."

"We have recycling bins all over."

"Maternity leave at Penningtons Manches seems to be good (no personal experience)..."

"Penningtons has recently introduced an accelerated route to promotion for people..."

"Given plenty of responsibility, lots and lots of client contact, interesting variety..."

"The firm could be better but it is recognising this and is taking steps to improve..."

"People here are really friendly and you are given a lot of responsibility early ..."

"Sports and social activities could be more frequent and imaginative."

"The location and the type of work involved, as well as the opportunities within the..."

"It is often a question of whether there is space in the department you want to qualify..."

"We have been champions of the local five-a-side league for each of the past three..."

"Collaborative, friendly, great work and good work/life balance."

"I am aware that the recruitment team are working hard on addressing this at the moment..."

"In general, stresses are associated with the job, not the firm."

"I would personally like there to be a stronger mentor system."

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