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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, innovative and welcoming."
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
3.6 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Trainees are given a variety of interesting work to complete, with early responsibility.
  • The firm is non-hierarchical and has a very friendly culture.
  • The training on offer is well structured and trainees are provided with plenty of support.
  • The firm has flexible hours and employees are able to work from home.

Cons

  • Only a limited number of trainees can do the most popular seats, meaning that these can be very competitive.
  • The seat selection process could be more transparent and flexible.
  • Some feel that remuneration is falling behind that of competitors.
  • Opportunities for pro bono work are lacking.

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself! There's no 'one-size-fits-all' lawyer at RPC and we look for unique..."

"It is friendly and open with a distinct lack of hierarchy. Open-plan working is conducive..."

"There's lots of training; I've been impressed."

"We have a mentor system where trainees choose a mentor in their first seat. There..."

"I love the office, we're in a beautiful location and it's nice to be out of the thick..."

"I have found the firm to be very flexible hours-wise. After showing that I am willing..."

"Pay is broadly in line with the market among firms offering similar hours and working..."

"The season ticket loan saves me about £15 a month on the tube. The firm does 'remarkable'..."

"There was an online application form and psychometric tests. These were followed..."

"I was asked a mixture of competency questions."

"I believe the building is environmentally friendly. RPC is also officially a paperless..."

"This was an area of concern when I first arrived but has been made a priority in..."

"The quality of work varies depending on the department you are currently sitting..."

"There are a number of opportunities to get involved externally and also various internal..."

"The culture – everyone is friendly while also being exceedingly driven and motivated...."

"Sometimes resources such as IT support, reprographics, secretarial support etc are..."

"Positivity, insurance focus, vibe."

"It's a difficult environment for all firms currently and there is uncertainty as..."

"All the artwork on the walls are photographs taken by current or former employees..."

"Innovative, down-to-earth."

"The firm makes a conscious effort to recruit from outside the universities traditionally..."

"Personally I think that it would be ideal to have more non-contentious seats/options...."

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