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8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"A fun, friendly and innovative firm."
Pros: 
  • Trainees are given a variety of interesting work to complete, with early responsibility.
  • The firm is non-hierarchical and has a very friendly culture.
  • The training on offer is well structured and trainees are provided with plenty of support.
  • The firm has flexible hours and employees are able to work from home.
Cons: 
  • RPC doesn't have the name recognition of some of its competitors.
  • Only a limited number of trainees can do the most popular seats, meaning these can be very competitive.
  • The seat selection process could be a little more transparent.
  • Some feel that remuneration is falling behind that of competitors.
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
 
Hours
7.2 / 10
 
Salary
6.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.6 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.7 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"There is a business case study and presentation followed by a partner interview...."

"RPC seems much less hierarchical than other firms I have worked at. Everyone, including..."

"The training programme is wide and varied. It includes soft skills such as presentation..."

"I think that the mentoring programme is great."

"The building is very modern and in a good location with great views of the Tower..."

"As with any law firm there will be times when you need to work long hours or weekends...."

"Trainees are not eligible for the bonus scheme (although I have received vouchers..."

"Free breakfast between 8-8:30am. Gym Flex - choice of gyms that RPC pay for a year..."

"There was an application form, psychometric tests and an interview for summer vacation..."

"From what I can remember the interview questions were mainly competency-based and..."

"The firm could do more in this area."

"I'm not able to give any personal insight into any of these issues. RPC has a similar..."

"Lots of client interaction and responsibility. You are really made to feel like an..."

"I would say that there is a reasonable commitment to corporate social responsibility..."

"Pluses include the people, the level of responsibility and partner contact."

"Not always being clear on how much autonomy trainees have."

"The fact that it is mid-size and the fee earners have a good work/life balance encouraged..."

"The retention rate has historically been very good at RPC. However, in the last year..."

"The architect who designed our office also designed the Lloyd's building."

"Friendly, innovative and dynamic."

"HR make a big effort to organise events with suitable organisations and encourage..."

"I would like there to be greater transparency over the seat move process."

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