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RPC

Get the inside buzz from graduates at RPC

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly and supportive."
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
3.6 / 10
 
 

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

  • Only a limited number of trainees can do the most popular seats, meaning that these can be very competitive.
  • The seat selection process could be more transparent and flexible.
  • Some feel that remuneration is falling behind that of competitors.
  • Opportunities for pro bono work are lacking.

What insiders say about...

"There's an interview, a written exercise and a presentation. Be prepared to be yourself!..."

"Although there is a hierarchy, it's not particularly visible. We work in an open-plan..."

"There's lots of training on any subject matter you could want, it's easy to sign..."

"It greatly varies by practice area. Some supervisors are great at providing ongoing..."

"The offices are modern and light - the fact that the office is all glass allows the..."

"I work from 9:00am-7:00pm on average. The firm is flexible and is piloting a work..."

"The trainee salary is in line with the market average."

"Free dinner if you work past 8.00 pm for a client matter."

"There was an online application form and psychometric tests. These were followed..."

"Why RPC? Why law? How will I fit? Why should I be hired? What are my interests and..."

"I believe the firm does recycle a lot but I really don't know much about our procedures..."

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

"The work assigned to trainees is generally of a high standard and level of responsibility...."

"The firm participates in a lot of corporate social responsibility programmes and..."

"The people. The culture is genuinely very friendly and non-hierarchical. I feel I..."

"Having no microwaves or fridges can make eating expensive."

"The graduate manifesto, which portrayed RPC as a firm of the future; somewhere that..."

"I think I could have a job if I wanted it. The question is over whether there are..."

"We get half-price cakes in the cafe on a Friday afternoon."

"RPC is forward-thinking."

"We are involved with Streets of Growth charity work and target days to give people..."

"Letting trainees know more quickly what their next seats will be, after everyone..."

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