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Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Browne Jacobson

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2019)
"Friendly, relaxed and personable."
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.5 / 10
 
Salary
6.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
5.6 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Trainees are given a variety of high-profile work from a very early stage.
  • There’s a lack of hierarchy and a welcoming culture so people of all levels feel approachable.
  • Hours are seen as being less demanding and more flexible than at similar firms.
  • Facilities in the offices are largely thought of as being very good.

Cons

  • Some feel that technical systems could be updated.
  • There could be more clarity surrounding seat applications.
  • There could be an increase in the amount of formal training.
  • Overall salary is seen by some as below market rate.

What insiders say about...

"Understand what makes Browne Jacobson different and explain why you want to work..."

"The firm has a really wonderful and supportive environment that's great to work in...."

"There's a wide variety of training programmes available, both externally and in-house,..."

"This can be incredibly team dependent as there isn't much of a focus on supervisor..."

"Our offices are generally really lovely with good locations. Everything is very Nottingham-focused,..."

"The office has an emphasis on work/life balance and I can count on my hands the number..."

"There are no bonuses for first years and there isn't a substantial difference between..."

"They randomly give away freebies or treats with no announcement a few times each..."

"I was asked what my reasons and motivations were for applying to the firm and wanting..."

"There is a reasonable amount in place with good recycling schemes and no.44 (the..."

"An extremely diverse firm with opportunities to develop and progress that are open..."

"I get a good mix of work and am allowed to run with matters within a supportive environment...."

"I have assisted a disabled client in their appeal against their Personal Independence..."

"The people are great. They're non-hierarchical, friendly and willing to spend time..."

"The IT and operational systems could be better."

"It had a good reputation with a variety of practice areas."

"The rates are good and have been around 85% recently."

"The Nottingham office has a brilliant cafe called No44 and it does delicious chocolate..."

"Ambitious, friendly, approachable."

"More formal training and better cross-office socials."

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