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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2019)
"Filled with friendly and ambitious people."
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
 
Hours
6.9 / 10
 
Salary
5.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.1 / 10
 
Pro Bono
5.5 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Trainees have genuine responsibility, receive good contact with clients and are actively involved in the firm's work.
  • The general ethos and culture of the firm are very collaborative and friendly and socialising is encouraged.
  • The retention rate for trainees has historically been high.
  • There are many initiatives and incentives in place to help the firm be environmentally friendly with a low carbon footprint.

Cons

  • Some trainees feel their pay is not as competitive as it used to be.
  • There isn’t as much transparency around seat allocations as many trainees would like.
  • More secondment opportunities would be appreciated.
  • The firm has an evident commitment to diversity but this area still needs improvement.

What insiders say about...

"The application process consists of an assessment centre and an interview. Try and..."

"The firm is very friendly. Smiles in the corridors and lifts are easy to come by...."

"Each department has its own training programme and there are also central programmes...."

"Informal training and feedback varies among departments and individuals. People are..."

"The office itself is great - modern, airy and well laid out. The facilities are also..."

"Generally the hours are quite good. Potentially longer than most regional firms but..."

"The pay is fine but, as other surrounding firms increase theirs, the firm may need..."

"The best perk is the social club - £2.50 a month out of your salary and you have..."

"The interview I had on the back of the vac-scheme was brief and not too strenuous..."

"Why Bristol? Make sure you have an answer to this one!"

"There are plenty of green initiatives and all offices have recycling facilities."

"The firm is committed to changing and evolving but I think there is quite a long..."

"There is very interesting, important work to be done on a daily basis. As for client..."

"We are given two days a year to work on pro bono projects. I have mentored some year..."

"Excellent work, client contact and supervision."

"Our salaries are losing track with other firms of a similar level in Bristol."

"The culture of the firm during the vacation scheme."

"It has generally been outstanding but the last year has seen rates go down, which..."

"We have statues of Gromit (named Lancelot) and a Gorilla (named Bert) in our lobby...."

"Filled with friendly and ambitious people."

"Quite a bit of community work - we invite children from local schools in to experience..."

"The firm could introduce a better formal training programme with a more joined-up..."

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