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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, supportive, professional."
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...

"Research the firm, and be enthusiastic and confident as these are attributes you..."

"..."

"The PSC tutors are very well selected and the internal training is a useful way of..."

"Every seat I undertook allowed me access to excellent informal mentoring from solicitors,..."

"My offices are currently being refurbished, and will include more tea and coffee..."

"I work long hours but that is of my own accord. There are plenty of people who do..."

"Trainees don't get bonuses and the pay could be much more competitive."

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

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

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

"They encourage green ways to work, energy saving and have an annual internal challenge..."

"We're doing good things but there's more to be done (female partner promotions and..."

"No two days are quite the same. Broad and varied work is assigned to trainees throughout..."

"I've been helping at local schools, mentoring, helping homeless people into work,..."

"Our culture and hours compared to other firms and the open-plan office in Leeds."

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"The ethos/culture drew me towards the firm: it is friendly, yet professional and..."

"In my experience retention rates are very good here. We were told that the firm is..."

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

"An inclusive, supporting, quality firm."

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

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