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2019

"Hours can be unpredictable and there's not much transparency around the seat rotation procedure."
First year trainee, London
"Long hours, a pressured environment and not much formal training. You can feel overstretched as a trainee balancing typical trainee tasks with associate-level work."
Second year trainee, London
"Sometimes there is a lack of visibility in respect to upcoming busy periods, but this unpredictability also makes the job exciting."
First year trainee, London
"There's an expectation to reply to email messages at any time of day or on the weekend."
First year trainee, London
"Some teams can be under-staffed, which might lead to long working hours."
Second year trainee, London, UK
"There are long hours, variable working cultures and labour-intensive trainee work."
Second year trainee, London

2018

"The small trainee intake can inhibit the flexibility of seat allocations and secondment opportunities."
First year trainee,
"The nature of the work can sometimes mean we have to put in long hours."
First year trainee,
"The working hours can be unpredictable here."
First year trainee,
"The hours can be long, especially in some departments."
First year trainee,

2016

"Sometimes the hours can be really manic, but then other times it can be too quiet."
First year trainee, London
"The hours and work/life balance."
Second year trainee, London
"Occasional long hours."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I felt that at times that my seniors were demanding, but they wanted to see my best work."
First year trainee, London
"I found that working at weekends can be a drawback of working for the firm."
First year trainee, London
"I found that trainees have unpredictable and generally long hours here."
First year trainee, London
"The work flow was unpredictable and varied a great deal."
Second year trainee, Paris

2014

"The hours are sometimes long and challenging, but this is likely the case with any City law firm - and the rewards here (quality of work, exposure and recognition) do make it worthwhile."
First year trainee, London
"Occasionally working relationships between different departments could be more cohesive."
Second year trainee, London
"The unpredictable, long hours can be a bit of a negative."
First year trainee, London
"There aren't always enough opportunities to do social things with work colleagues."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a lack of visibility with regards to the hours you will be working on any given day."
Second year trainee, London
"Long working hours can lead to a poor work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
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