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8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2017)
"Bond Dickinson offers the opportunity to undertake City/National work in a friendly atmosphere and supportive environment."
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 firm like well-rounded individuals with interests in lots of different areas..."

"I'm quite involved with organising social events, and we get a pretty good turn out..."

"The firm has a fantastic network of professional support lawyers and departments..."

"I have had a range of supervisors at different levels within the firm, from associate..."

"The dress code is smart during the week but there are dress down Fridays each week..."

"Hours are generally good but can fluctuate during busy or quiet periods. I do not..."

"For the region we have a very good salary, I couldn't comment on the other offices...."

"Pensions and other benefit schemes are a plus."

"There was an initial application, psychometric tests, as assessment day for the vacation..."

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

"Many offices are currently trying to go paperless."

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

"The level of client interaction available is very high (based on the seats which..."

"I have not heard of any pro bono schemes being undertaken during my two years with..."

"The firm culture, the office location, and everyone is very friendly and helpful..."

"The pay is not as attractive as others."

"I chose the firm for the quality of work and clients, the company culture and colleagues,..."

"Although I think that there could be more clarity over NQ salaries to stop trainees..."

"We are the two time defending champions of the annual Legal Cup sailing regatta,..."

"The firm has good clients, and is friendly with a focus on personal development."

"The firm is involved in the apprenticeship system and also has a lot of corporate..."

"Greater transparency in the seat rotation."

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