Bird & Bird LLP Reviews

Employer: Bird & Bird LLP
Sector: Law
3.9
3.9/5 average employee rating (as reviewed by 51 people)

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates and apprentices working at Bird & Bird LLP to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

7.8
3.9/5
Date added: 29th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
It is a great learning environment as everyone is so friendly and personable, and the work is very varied and interesting. Great social events and clubs to join.The IT system is frustratingly slow sometimes.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Job Title::
Trainee Solicitor
Voted Useful by 9 People
6.5
3.3/5
Date added: 29th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
People and work-life balance (for a law firm at its level).Salary and ambition (for a law firm at its level). Diversity of recruitment.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Voted Useful by 8 People
7.8
3.9/5
Date added: 23rd March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Good work life balance.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Job Title::
Trainee Solicitor
Team:
IP
Voted Useful by 7 People
7.7
3.9/5
Date added: 22nd March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The sectors in which the firm works are tech-based and cutting edge, and we have a great list, meaning I get to work on interesting projects for interesting clients every day. Internally, the culture is fantastic - everyone is bright, curious and engaged, supervisors are approachable and supportive, and I feel that the firm is invested in my progress and training.The salary is not as competitive as that offered by equivalent firms, but that is tempered by the fact that we have a very good work/life balance, and so in terms of pay per hour our salary becomes more competitive.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Job Title::
Trainee Solicitor
Team:
Commercial
Voted Useful by 7 People
8.5
4.3/5
Date added: 22nd March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Variety of work; working with super smart colleagues in probably the best IP department in Europe; top-tier client and work that appears on the front of newspapers add to the excitement of the role; a real "pull up your sleeves and pull together" mentality across teams to get the job done for our clients.Offices aren't great (However we are moving to a new purpose built office this summer!); salary slightly lower than comparable firms although this is reflected in the work/life balance.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Job Title::
Trainee Solicitor
Team:
Intellectual Property
Voted Useful by 11 People
9
4.5/5
Date added: 22nd March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The people - friendly, down to earth and encouraging.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Voted Useful by 9 People
6.8
3.4/5
Date added: 21st March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Not a competitive environment. Genuinely friendly people.At times there seems to be a general lack of organisation and communication even within the London office.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Job Title::
Trainee Solicitor
Team:
IP
Voted Useful by 7 People
7.2
3.6/5
Date added: 21st March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The people and culture.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Job Title::
Trainee Solicitor
Team:
Employment
Voted Useful by 10 People
7.6
3.8/5
Date added: 21st March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Great atmosphere, cutting-edge clients and trusted with a good deal of responsibility from day one.The firm is currently split over three buildings - although this will soon change when we move into a new HQ later this year.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Job Title::
Trainee Solicitor
Team:
Employment
Voted Useful by 10 People
8.1
4.1/5
Date added: 21st March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Hours, levels of responsibility, interesting and often cutting edge subject matter, impressive clients, excellent career development.Pay is slightly below the average for the sector.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Law
Job Title::
Trainee Solicitor
Team:
Intellectual Property
Voted Useful by 9 People