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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, ambitious, changing!"
Culture
9.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
 
Hours
8.5 / 10
 
Salary
6.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.7 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.8 / 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 attention is given to diversity programmes, some trainees feel more could be done.

What insiders say about...

"The firm like well-rounded individuals with interests in lots of different areas..."

"People are generally great and the hours are generally good. Management is usually..."

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

"Solicitors and partners are very accessible and make good mentors. I think that feedback..."

"Offices vary depending on their location, which means that each office has a different..."

"As a trainee at the firm it's not wholly flexi-working but if you have an appointment..."

"It's good for the region at a junior level but the disparity between the wider offices..."

"We receive phone contract discounts, and discounts at local venues, which are a great..."

"I had to do two interviews for my paralegal role, one in front of a senior associate..."

"I was thrown by the question of "What would you do about the recent riots in London?"..."

"There are posters asking you to think before you print but efforts could be greater...."

"Equality and diversity has been getting pushed recently, which is excellent. Flexible..."

"I have great exposure to the fast-paced legal world and interact on a daily basis..."

"I have worked on mentoring schemes and building links with local schools. I have..."

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

"Communication from HR can be slow at times."

"The people and the work environment."

"There is a high retention rate overall but it differs from office to office."

"Bond Dickinson (possibly) has the best mixed netball team in the country."

"The one to watch!"

"The firm has school open days and a mentoring programme."

"Feedback from supervisors should count towards a point-based scoring system for trainees..."

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