How would you rate your overall job satisfaction?

How much you enjoy your job has a significant impact on your training experience and is an important element which contributes to your overall happiness at work. Factors such as pay, how much support you receive, quality of work, friendly colleagues and interesting clients play a huge role, but feeling valued and respected also makes for a satisfied trainee. Recruits at these Lex 100 Winner firms certainly enjoy high levels of job satisfaction. Trainees at Osborne Clarke are offered ‘consistently good quality of work’ and were delighted by the firm’s ‘modern outlook’. Goodwin Procter’s ‘technically advanced work’ is balanced by ‘extensive support’ from colleagues. At ‘globally prestigious’ Kirkland & Ellis, rookies loved the ‘hands-on nature’ of their training contract, as well as the high levels of responsibility and client contact. Trainees benefit from ‘high-quality supervision and training’ at Fladgate and report that from the very first day ‘partners are inclusive and take an obvious interest in the trainees’. At Hill Dickinson colleagues are described as down to earth: ‘from the CEO to security, everyone is treated equally and is as approachable as the next person’. Trainees also feel happy at Vinson & Elkins as it is ‘very open, friendly and non-hierarchical’. The ‘tailored and flexible training’, which is closely monitored by HR at Akin Gump and the ‘excellent pay’ at Debevoise & Plimpton are also widely appreciated. A ‘well-known friendly culture’ originating from ‘humble family roots’ at Michelmores was a big draw for trainees seeking a combination of high-quality work and a respect for work/life balance.

Firm Score
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) 90.6
Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP 89.5
Covington & Burling LLP 89.3
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 89.2
Thrings LLP 88.4
Vinson & Elkins RLLP 88.1
Forbes Solicitors 88.1
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP 87.4
Brabners LLP 86.9
Fladgate LLP 86.5
Hill Dickinson LLP 86.5
Mills & Reeve 86.3
Osborne Clarke LLP 86.2
Latham & Watkins 86.0
Forsters LLP 85.9
Farrer & Co LLP 85.7
Dechert LLP 85.4
Wilkin Chapman LLP 84.9
Reed Smith LLP 84.5
Travers Smith LLP 84.5
Leigh Day 84.5
Mayer Brown International LLP 84.4
Memery Crystal 84.4
Steele Raymond LLP 84.3
Clifford Chance 84.2