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


  • 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.


  • 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...

"PM recruits most trainees from its vacation scheme. The graduate website is very..."

"The open-plan office allows for greater integration and access to seniors. As with..."

"There's excellent and comprehensive training as well as the opportunity to access..."

"It varies from individual to individual but the majority of people I have worked..."

"The Manchester office is based in Spinningfields, which is a good area to be in with..."

"The firm can be flexible but there's no doubt that the hours can be long. As with..."

"I am satisfied with our pay. I do think that we were previously paid quite a bit..."

"Membership to the Royal Academy and good cricket tickets!"

"The questions are predominantly competency based. You might be asked about your strengths..."

"The firm encourages us not to over print and has created policies in relation to..."

"The firm puts diversity at the top of its agenda and is always looking for ways to..."

"The quality of the work I have been assigned has vastly improved as my training contract..."

"I'm currently working on a pro bono matter, which is great! Additionally, the firm..."

"The genuine commitment to you as an individual in terms of professional development,..."

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

"The firm's international outlook and expanding nature."

"The retention rates are very good, but it all depends on what the business need is..."

"Our building is apparently haunted."

"Friendly and ambitious."

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

"Providing for more international secondments would be great."

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