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Pluses

2016

"The culture – everyone is friendly while also being exceedingly driven and motivated. There's a real sense that everyone is treated as an individual with individual wants, needs, talents and developments recognised."
First year trainee, London
"Responsibility is given early and there's a good variety of seats with plenty of contentious opportunities."
Second year trainee, London
"Flexible working. Some teams are lovely and some supervisors are extremely helpful."
Second year trainee, London
"Working on top-quality work while still having a life. Feeling valued by my team and the firm as a whole. Working with people who genuinely love their jobs and who make you love yours. Inclusive culture with a huge variety of events to get involved in. No target hours during your training contract means you can focus on your development and getting involved with the firm. Feeling as though the firm wants you to do well and be yourself. The recent move towards flexible working and health and well-being is a sign that the firm wants to look after you rather than seeing you as a number of chargeable hours."
Second year trainee, London
"Interesting work. Nice people. Good location. A high level of responsibility."
First year trainee, London
"The culture and level of responsibility."
First year trainee, London
"The culture is fantastic. People are genuinely friendly and there isn't much hierarchy – you feel that you can be comfortable in being yourself. I've been given a lot of responsibility as a trainee, which has enabled me to develop my skills greatly."
First year trainee, London
"The balance between the quality of work and quality of life."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The learning environment is a real plus, as is the practical attitude to getting work done in a meritocracy."
Second year trainee, London
"The responsibility you are given when working in an office with a friendly and sociable team is a real plus."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The firm is non-hierarchical and has a very friendly culture, which is a plus."
First year trainee, London
"The level of responsibility I have here is great."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The firm has a nice office location and great support staff, and offers a variety of work with good responsibility levels."
First year trainee, London
"The culture and the people here are real benefits."
First year trainee, London
"Pluses include the people, the level of responsibility and partner contact."
First year trainee, London

2014

"No 'face-time' culture. Good variety of work for trainees. Lots of opportunities to get involved and be independent if you are keen."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's open and supportive culture: lawyers are always willing to commit their time to trainees' development and to offer feedback on work."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of work, levels of responsibility and the friendly working environment."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly, high levels of responsibility, interesting and varied work, free cooked breakfasts."
First year trainee, London
"The camaraderie amongst the trainees, and the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the teams you work in."
First year trainee, London
"People, social life, on-the-job training and development."
Second year trainee, London
"Generally friendly people and some interesting work, (particularly in the more niche areas)."
First year trainee, London
"The open-plan offices, the variety and depth of work, the openness and the people."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The variety of work and the open, collaborative atmosphere in departments."
First year trainee, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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