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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2017)
"Progressive, commercial and high-quality."
Culture
8.6 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
 
Hours
8.0 / 10
 
Salary
5.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.8 / 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 a little more transparent.
  • Some feel that remuneration is falling behind that of competitors.
  • Trainees would like the firm to have more environmental initiatives.

What insiders say about...

"The application process consists of quite an intense interview for the vacation scheme...."

"The firm's culture has multiple elements: it is friendly, open-minded, active, musical..."

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

"Everyone is very accessible. We also have a mentoring scheme where you select a mentor,..."

"I think that the open-plan office is great: the building itself is stunning and that..."

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

"Trainees don't get bonuses and the new payment structure means that associates don't..."

"The firm provides a free breakfast before 8:30am."

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

"Here I was asked about my roles of responsibility; my strengths and weaknesses, and..."

"Our office is eco-friendly but other than that I am unsure of our other policies..."

"We have lots of sessions on diversity and there's a person whose job is dedicated..."

"I'm given access to high-quality work as well as large amounts of responsibility..."

"I haven't done any actual pro bono work but I have been involved with work for our..."

"Working on top-quality work while still having a life. Feeling valued by my team..."

"Sometimes resources such as IT support, reprographics, secretarial support etc are..."

"I saw a presentation by some RPC trainees and was really impressed by how friendly..."

"It's a difficult environment for all firms currently and there is uncertainty as..."

"All of the artwork around the firm is by RPC employees."

"A fun, friendly and innovative firm."

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

"Move the new qualifier application process forward so that the jobs list is released..."

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