It was great to meet a group of new people, but the HR team at Linklaters were less than satisfactory. I spoke to many Trainee Solicitors and to my surprise they were on the whole very miserable in their jobs. I would think that they enjoy earning so much money, but the consensus was that it just isn't worth the extremely late nights, mental struggle and being screamed at by Managing Associates and Partners.
Not at all.. The Vacation Schemers were given pithy tasks that were below even the most incompetent of students.
Absolutely none. They get one star because I now know how to photocopy better than I did before.
They score high marks here as the Vacation Scheme was extremely structured, so much so that the ability to sit down and actually work was hindered.
Bland. The offices are dreary, you have to pay for EVERYTHING, and everyone is miserable.
I understand fully, and could not think of much worse than working at Linklaters full-time.
See above. Good insight that turned me off the firm.
Extremely extremely helpful! I will avoid them like the plague
A lot of networking opportunities.
Ha! Nobody realistically has time for this. Good luck managing commute, sleep, eating, LIVING, 7.5 billable targets, reality of higher billable hours, never-ending deadlines, AND doing anything outside of work
No. Go and travel for four weeks. You might learn more about yourself and have more fun.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
3rd June 2020