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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2018)
"Exciting, interesting and collegiate."
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 application process consists of a written application, video interview and then..."

"Teams generally work well together both within departments and when working with..."

"The PSC is very well organised but there are no other formal training sessions -..."

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

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

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

"The current trainee salary is good. It is difficult for trainees to achieve sufficient..."

"Yellow umbrellas are provided for us!"

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

"I was asked why I chose to work at Bond Dickinson, and who I thought the key clients..."

"Our bins have been removed to encourage recycling."

"There's a big focus on diversity with a diversity inclusion week and flexible hours..."

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

"The corporate social responsibility committee tries to engage the wider firm in this..."

"Good-quality work in a supportive environment."

"The parking! There is none. Wages are a touch behind competitors but not enough to..."

"The fact that people were genuinely interested in me on my assessment day and vacation..."

"The retention was very high during my time, as all trainees had offers, and of the..."

"We can put some serious cake away in a short period of time!"

"Friendly, sociable, and a good work/life balance!"

"There are corporate social responsibility schemes designed to introduce students..."

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

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