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Morgan Lewis & Bockius

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7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Pragmatic, but with a little eccentricity."
Culture
7.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
5.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
 
Hours
6.6 / 10
 
Salary
8.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.5 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.5 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The firm is welcoming and does not feel hierarchical.
  • Managers are good at providing feedback and informal training.
  • The remuneration is at the top end of London salaries.
  • A lot of pro bono work is offered and it counts towards billable hours.

Cons

  • Some departments require long hours that can be challenging.
  • While people do socialise outside of the office, events are rarely organised by the firm.
  • There is not a lot of structured formal training.
  • Some admin processes can be long and lack transparency.

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