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2016

"In certain departments trainees can end up doing fairly admin-heavy tasks (eg bundling) but this will never be the majority of the work you do in any particular seat."
First year trainee, London
"The qualification process lacks transparency. While retention rates are high, no one really knows what's going on with any department until the big day."
Second year trainee, Travers Smith
"Some seats are extremely competitive. Not everyone gets their first choice of seat."
Second year trainee, London
"Occasionally long hours, although you would expect that from a City firm."
First year trainee, London
"The IT could do with some improvement."
First year trainee, London
"The firm can lack transparency in decision making."
First year trainee, London
"Slightly out-dated IT and admin systems."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Being a smaller firm means we lack the service department capability of a larger firm: trainees have to do mundane tasks from time to time."
Second year trainee, London
"We are in the middle of an office refurbishment which can be disruptive."
First year trainee, London
"The lifestyle can be unpredictable."
First year trainee, London
"The qualification process, in my opinion, is too opaque."
Second year trainee, London
"It is occasionally distracting working in a room with three other people."
First year trainee, London
"Sometimes we could do with slightly bigger teams to spread out the workload."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Sometimes communication could be better, but there has been a marked improvement in the past year."
Second year trainee, London
"The canteen, the unhealthy snacks post 6:00pm, the unpredictable hours."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is split between two buildings."
Second year trainee, London
"Sometimes due to the small size more admin based work falls to the trainees."
First year trainee, London
"The hours, although these are no worse than any other City firm."
First year trainee, London
"Occasional long hours."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Occasionally get the impression that things (particularly back office work) are done a certain way because that's how they've always been done."
Second year trainee, London
"Slightly arcane administrative processes."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Sometimes the hours can be unpredictable."
First year trainee, London
"The building could do with a bit of a spruce-up."
Second year trainee, London
"Hours can be long, office is a bit tired, no meaningful bonus."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Sometimes stuck working late. No gym."
Second year trainee, London
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