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8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"Innovative, dynamic, client-focused."
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
 
 

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.

What insiders say about...

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

"The open-plan office helps to foster a friendly and non-hierarchical environment...."

"The training programme is good. It's split between non-legal skills (public speaking..."

"I've found the mentoring scheme invaluable. My mentor is someone I can have an honest..."

"Modern, open-plan offices that are great for communication. The dress code is flexible;..."

"I know that flexible working is a key theme of late, and everyone is encouraged to..."

"Pay is lower than at some other City other firms but I get more of a work/life b..."

"Travelling expenses are covered if you are going to something work related. You can..."

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

"The interview questions were varying: there were some competency questions, and others..."

"In terms of green initiatives RPC has a ride to work scheme."

"This is a bit of a weird one. I think RPC are leaps and bounds ahead of most other..."

"I have had client interaction from my first week and have always been given early..."

"The firm doesn't formally engage (at least not that I know) in pro bono work, which..."

"Responsibility is given early and there's a good variety of seats with plenty of..."

"There are not many transactional seats. Hours are longer than I expected."

"The website drew me towards the firm: it seemed to promise something slightly distinct..."

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

"We have a house system and everyone is sorted into either Reynolds, Porter or Ch..."

"Young, innovative and international."

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

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

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