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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)
"Cutting-edge, people-focused and innovative."
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...

"When I applied I submitted an application followed by a pre-recorded video interview...."

"There is a very good firm culture and friendly people at all levels - real 'open-door'..."

"There's a wide range of training programmes and seminars. These are all really good..."

"It's organic, which works well but means you need to take responsibility for your..."

"The new offices are very good and the canteen is a particular highlight as trainees..."

"It really depends on which department you are in."

"It could be better."

"There are not many perks other than being able to expense things when staying late...."

"After the application form you have a video interview, then if successful you are..."

"Aside from the usual ones about yourself, why law, why Bird & Bird etc, they tend..."

"Paper is recycled."

"The childcare and opportunities for women are probably very good compared to other..."

"I'm really satisfied. I've been given a variety of different tasks, most of which..."

"I have done a few pro bono matters. This is usually providing free advice in respect..."

"The people. Everyone, from the trainees to the partners, is genuinely nice and helpful...."

"Pay is not as high as at some other firms."

"The culture and the work that the firm does."

"Generally very high."

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

"Friendly, forward-looking, ambitious."

"The firm has held and attended events for ethnic minorities interested in a career..."

"I think there should be more training sessions."

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