City scape

Get the inside buzz from graduates at Penningtons Manches

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Down to earth and commercially savvy."
  • 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...

"In the interview ask good questions about the firm in order to show that you are..."

"When I started my training contract, everyone at the firm was very welcoming and..."

"When first joining we had training sessions once a month which was great and allowed..."

"I have had excellent mentoring from all supervising partners. Everyone in the team..."

"I am in the Surrey offices which are open-plan, and this adds to the relaxed atmosphere...."

"Cannot complain about the hours - typical day is 9:00am-6:00pm."

"I find the salary to be good for Oxford."

"The firm has a great sports and social committee that offers discounted theatre tickets..."

"I attended the vacation scheme which meant I didn't have a first round interview,..."

"The questions in my interview focused on my personal attributes and experiences,..."

"Environmental initiatives include recycling and dimming lights in infrequently-used..."

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

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

"At the firm I have plenty of client interaction, both over the phone and in meetings...."

"It wasn't great to begin with but they are setting up a more firm-wide approach with..."

"The firm has a very good work/life balance and you are exposed to a high level of..."

"The fact the offices are open-plan means that it is sometimes difficult to conce..."

"I applied here because of the excellent vacation scheme, during which I did real..."

"While I feel confident that I could be kept on, securing a new qualifier job in an..."

"The firm has 300 years of history."

"Down to earth and commercially savvy."

"I have not come across the firm's policy on this. However, I do think the nature..."

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

"I would have liked for the trainees to kept slightly better informed on the learning..."

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!