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Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Bird & Bird LLP

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2019)
"An interesting, fun and straightforward place to work."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
7.0 / 10
6.2 / 10
7.4 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10


  • Approachable colleagues help to give the firm a sociable and relaxed culture.
  • The office and facilities, including coffee shop and restaurant, are very highly regarded.
  • Trainees are given a wide variety of tasks and a lot of responsibility from an early stage.


  • Salaries are thought to be slightly less competitive than they could be.
  • While work/life balance is strong, long hours can be expected.
  • Some trainees would like more varied and structured training.

What insiders say about...

"Definitely do the vacation scheme as it will give you a better understanding of whether..."

"Trainees can talk to partners with ease and it feels like there's not a great deal..."

"There is a formal training programme which continues once you qualify. There are..."

"I have had very approachable, friendly supervisors who always have time to help you..."

"The relatively new London office is impressive in stature and position and clients..."

"Pretty flexible on hours. There are no problems with working flexibly if have appointments..."

"I have always been treated very fairly in terms of salary and remuneration."

"We go on a heavily subsidised global football tour. There's a free coffee bar, lots..."

"There is an application form and a video interview. This was followed by an assessment..."

"During the interview I had questions such as "Why Bird & Bird?", and was asked about..."

"The firm tries hard with recyling and not using plastic cups etc but there's not..."

"I believe there is an even male to female ratio throughout the firm. The firm has..."

"I have had a high amount of responsibility where possible with a large amount of..."

"Most of the pro bono work that I have done involves helping students who wouldn't..."

"There's a strong work/life balance."

"The offices could be improved, but we are moving into a new one next year."

"The technology, science and engineering focus."

"The retention rates are generally high. However, while trainees are told how many..."

"The firm has a yearly football tournament in a new European city (where one of its..."

"An interesting, fun and straightforward place to work."

"The firm does not look at only 'redbrick' or a defined group of universities and..."

"I would prefer a slightly wider range of work in some seats."

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