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Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Osborne Clarke

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2019)
"Friendly, supportive and innovative."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
8.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
7.4 / 10
7.2 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
8.4 / 10


  • The firm has a very strong sense of teamwork and a friendly culture.
  • Trainees felt that the work they were given regularly improved in line with their ability.
  • There is currently a firm-wide drive to improve diversity and support at all levels.
  • Agile working is available for people at all levels, meaning it is easier to maintain a good work/life balance.


  • The office café is seen as being more expensive than it should be.
  • Some trainees felt that not all offices were paid equally well.
  • While secondments are provided, some wanted an increase in number.
  • There can be competition for qualification seats in popular departments.

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"We have buddies in the trainee intake above us and supervisors in the department...."

"I like the open-plan set up. The location is good for getting to and from home, and..."

"On joining both departments, I have been told to only stay in work if I have to,..."

"Our pay is good and, to be fair to OC, it pays the highest of the Bristol salaries...."

"I've been sent to a some excellent law balls courtesy of OC, and there are some paid-for..."

"There was an assessment day with a negotiation exercise, a written task and a verbal..."

"My interviewers made me feel at ease and the interview was less formal than at some..."

"Duplex printing is compulsory in order to reduce paper usage."

"Diversity is a big focus at OC. The recent round of partner promotions saw four of..."

"The work is very interesting. I have been in the corporate and planning departments..."

"I have a pro bono client that I work for almost weekly in my current seat, which..."

"A plus is the culture and how everyone is prepared to help."

"The firm is getting increasingly busy now, which is great, and they are addressing..."

"The reputation for a high quality of work and training while also maintaining an..."

"We have had very high retention rates recently and the firm's clear objective is..."

"We have beehives on the roof of our Bristol office."

"Friendly, forward-thinking and supportive."

"Open days and work experience for school children from less privileged backgrounds...."

"It can get busy, but generally the atmosphere is not too stressful."

"More international and client secondment opportunities."

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