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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2018)
"Inclusive, forward-thinking, yellow."
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...

"Do your research about the firm. Make sure you know why you want to work here and..."

"There are lots of social and corporate social responsibility activities to get involved..."

"Training varies from team to team. There is a lot of variety and you tend to work..."

"The solicitors and partners are fantastic mentors as they have all been internally..."

"We're in modern offices and I share an office with my supervisor. The dress code..."

"If you are open and honest with your team, they usually don't have problems with..."

"The firm's salary is very competitive and the highest for a law firm in Newcastle...."

"We sponsor the local sports ground so we get free tickets to premier league football..."

"I worked as a paralegal in the firm and went through the same process of applications..."

"I was asked to give examples of team work/problem solving, why I chose my degree..."

"Our bins have been removed to encourage recycling."

"We have had drives such as the diversity and inclusion week where people at all levels..."

"I'm on a secondment and it's great. The first few months were slow but I still got..."

"Pro bono is an area that the firm is looking to expand with more opportunities for..."

"The culture is very open and friendly here at the firm."

"There could be a little more communication within the firm from my perspective."

"I worked as a paralegal prior to securing my training contract. This made it clear..."

"They will create positions for you even if you have not sat in the department you..."

"We get through a lot of cake and sweets!"

"Bond Dickinson offers the opportunity to undertake City/National work in a friendly..."

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

"A stronger alignment between the north and south offices could prevent a divide forming...."

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