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Minuses

2016

"The unpredictability of the work hours."
First year trainee, London
"High-pressure environment."
Second year trainee, London
"Work/life balance is difficult."
First year trainee, London
"The high level of work can require a correspondingly high level of commitment in terms of work/life balance."
Second year trainee, London
"Office building could be nicer. Potentially by adding a cafeteria and better air conditioning."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Work allocation can be unpredictable at times."
First year trainee, London
"Seat rotation process could be refined."
Second year trainee, London
"The unpredictable flow of work means you may end up getting a large task to do at 5:00pm."
First year trainee, London
"It can be frustrating not always getting the administrative support you need when it's necessary."
First year trainee, London
"Balancing a demanding work environment and schedule with personal time is quite tricky."
First year trainee, London
"The unpredictability of hours in certain teams."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Unpredictable hours."
First year trainee, London
"The hours can be brutal and work/life balance is a secondary consideration at best."
Second year trainee, London
"As the teams are smaller, number of deals available to work on is lower - but the deals you do work on are high quality and interesting."
Second year trainee, Abu Dhabi
"You can work extremely long hours."
First year trainee, London
"Resources can be thin when things get really busy so there can be some very long hours."
First year trainee, London
"Being such a lean team."
Second year trainee, London
"The unpredictable nature of the work - although exciting, planning things in advance is hard."
First year trainee, London
"Some departments are too stretched in terms of personnel - makes trainees very busy at times."
First year trainee, London
"The lack of visibility about when work may land on your desk."
First year trainee, London

2013

"There can sometimes be a lack of communication with trainees about levels of work to expect, although often this is because the associates themselves do not know until decisions have been made by the clients."
First year trainee, London
"Small intake and limited number of departments means you don't always get your first (or second) choice seat to rotate to."
First year trainee, London
"Being 'on call' at weekends – but this is probably true for every lawyer in the City."
First year trainee, London
"Very mixed personalities of partners. Work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"Can be long hours at short notice."
First year trainee, London
"One of the downsides of a small trainee intake and a relatively small office is that you do not have quite so much control over your choice of seats, or where you qualify."
Second year trainee, London
"Extremely long hours. Expected to cancel plans, holidays etc at the last minute. Limited 'soft skills' training."
1 yr PQE,
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