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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Bond Dickinson

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly and flexible with a high quality of work."
Culture
8.6 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
 
Hours
7.9 / 10
 
Salary
6.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.4 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Maintaining a decent work/life balance is encouraged by the firm.
  • The levels of responsibility are very good for trainees from the outset.
  • The culture at the firm is very friendly, which leads to a pleasant working environment.
  • There is high-quality work and opportunities to run your own files.

Cons

  • Not all trainees get information about their seats as early as they would like.
  • Communication within the firm could be improved.
  • Some feel that the pay could be more competitive.
  • While feedback is given, some trainees feel it could be more structured.

What insiders say about...

"The application process consists of a written application, video interview and then..."

"This firm is truly operating an 'open-door' policy. The partners are approachable..."

"Training programmes are seminars or delivered online via virtual college."

"My supervisors have all been great. They're very supportive and always available..."

"I think that the firm has great offices, with good locations and facilities. The..."

"You decide your working hours. If you get the work done on time, no one is going..."

"Apparently it is good for Newcastle but it isn't as good when compared to trainees..."

"There are often discounted theatre tickets and there are always free events on."

"The Assessment Day was from 9:00am to 5:00pm and consisted of a group discussion,..."

"In what ways have you shown commercial awareness? How will the current economic climate..."

"There's an environmental sub-committee in the corporate social responsibility committee..."

"A number of people have the option to work from home or part time."

"Work has varied between teams. I am generally given high-quality work and can ask..."

"The firm is very active in CSR, with regular charity events and collections for charities...."

"The office views and the welcoming atmosphere are both positives."

"Communication could be improved in relation to seat rotations and the qualification..."

"I wanted a training contract outside of the City that did not compromise on the quality..."

"There are more jobs than qualifiers: the firm is popular!"

"We are currently sponsoring a Shaun the Sheep dressed as a pirate on the Bristol..."

"A future focused firm."

"There are numerous partnership schemes with schools and colleges in the surrounding..."

"Inform trainees of their next seat sooner."

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