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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2018)
"Innovative, expansive and friendly."
Culture
9.1 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.2 / 10
 
Salary
7.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • There is a wide variety of work for trainees and they are given increasing responsibility as their training contract progresses.
  • There are many social events to attend as well as a friendly and supportive culture.
  • Employees are able to have a degree of flexibility in their working hours when needed.
  • The firm is ranked very highly by Stonewall for its diversity.

Cons

  • Pay is seen as being lower than some competitors, especially in the regional offices.
  • The experiences of trainees can vary between departments and supervisors.
  • Many trainees would like to have more international secondments available.
  • Some felt that they would like more control over their seat allocations.

What insiders say about...

"The firm's application process for a vacation placement consists of a written application,..."

"There was a friendly atmosphere but at the same time, clearly everyone was working..."

"We have regular training sessions. Most are specific to the department you're in..."

"Each trainee is given a supervisor. The supervisor involvement varies according to..."

"The new Birmingham office is very impressive and a pleasant place to work."

"As a trainee, I was surprised that most of my teams were happy for me to work from..."

"The salary is standard for a trainee solicitor in a similar international law firm...."

"Permanent free entrance to the Royal Academy of Arts is always a plus."

"I was mostly asked about my interests and the path that had lead me to law and to..."

"The firm invests heavily in technology, which reduces the need for travel. Further,..."

"There is a huge commitment to equality and diversity at the firm. There are a lot..."

"I am very satisfied with the quality of the work I am assigned in my current seat...."

"You are actively encouraged to get involved in various initiatives, including schools...."

"The culture. Everyone at the firm is exceedingly friendly and very generous with..."

"I think there are too many networking and corporate events that trainees are required..."

"The strong regional presence with the prestige of a large international firm."

"The retention rates at the firm are very good and all of the Manchester trainees..."

"The name was originally going to be Mason Pinsent, which is hard to imagine now!"

"Innovative, approachable and a good working environment."

"During the vacation scheme, the emphasis was more on the firm getting to know you...."

"Non-English salaries should match those of English trainees."

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