"The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)."
- The firm is welcoming and does not feel hierarchical.
- Managers are good at providing feedback and informal training.
- The remuneration is seen as being very good.
- A lot of pro bono work is offered and it counts towards billable hours.
- 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.
What insiders say about...
"There is a vacation scheme, but this is not mandatory for a successful training contract..."
"For the most part there is a very collaborative atmosphere, everyone is approachable..."
"There's a large amount for associates but not as much for trainees."
"Informal training is great and feedback is always there if you ask for it."
"The offices are in a beautiful location directly overlooking the steps of St Paul's..."
"This very much depends on the department. My experience is that they are flexible..."
"There's good pay and a good bonus structure."
"Free fruit is available in the kitchen."
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"I've started an LGBT society and there is a wonderful diversity partner who is always..."
"Tasks vary tremendously. A lot of responsibility and client contact is given to you..."
"There is a good amount of pro bono work at the firm and projects range from legal..."
"The small teams result in you getting given more responsibility and working more..."
"There could be more formal training."
"The rapidly growing office, the firm's presence both in the US and globally, and..."
"The firm prides itself on taking on as many of its trainees as possible. Your chances..."
"The firm has a 'SPARK' initiative that encourages employees to produce innovative..."
"Serious but friendly."
"More clarity on the seat allocation process and knowing whether you will be kept..."