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Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2019)
"A forward-looking, dynamic organisation."
9.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
8.6 / 10
6.6 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
5.5 / 10


  • There’s a good amount of responsibility and client contact that increases over time.
  • The firm has a relaxed, collaborative and social culture.
  • Hours are flexible to give an emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance.
  • Trainees are given excellent training and mentoring.


  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive.
  • While the firm hosts social events, some trainees feel there could be more.
  • Some would like to see improvements in the IT systems.
  • Trainees could be informed about seat moves earlier.

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"Reduction in plastic is prominent in Edo (our cafeteria)."

"The firm certainly appears committed to diversity and inclusivity."

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"We are entitled to give one day a year, which we can use to raise money for charity..."

"A very friendly place to work and lots of good quality work."

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"In recent years the retention rate has been lower than usual, but this is improving..."

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"Friendly and collaborative."

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"Some people just don't appreciate when you say you are at capacity."

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