How would you rate your overall job satisfaction?

FirmScore (/100)
Mills & Reeve 90.2
Bevan Brittan LLP 88.2
Kingsley Napley LLP 87.9
Osborne Clarke LLP 87.2
Browne Jacobson LLP 87.2
Thrings LLP 86.7
Taylor Wessing LLP 86.6
Withers LLP 86.6
Leathes Prior 86.6
Bristows LLP 86.6
Gowling WLG 86.4
TLT LLP 86.4
Birketts LLP 86.3
Farrer & Co 86.1
Brabners LLP 85.8
Blaser Mills Law 85.7
Leigh Day 84.8
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 84.8
Shoosmiths LLP 84.7
Bircham Dyson Bell 84.5

Spending hours each day in a place you dislike, doing things you’re uninterested in, with people who rub you up the wrong way is a surefire way to become frustrated, not to mention it being extremely difficult to keep up for two-plus years. Thankfully, trainees at these Lex 100 Winner firms reported high levels of job satisfaction during their training contract. From great quality work and training, to remuneration, office atmosphere and amiable work colleagues, trainees at these firms were very pleased with what was offered to them. However, it’s not just work, clients, and office culture that impacts job satisfaction, the little things also play a role. Mills & Reeve trainees enjoy going to work and having the ‘best views over Cambridge’. At Bevan Brittan, trainees loved the ‘variety and complexity of work available’, as did Leathes Prior recruits. Browne Jacobson trainees liked that their work environment was ‘welcoming’, saying ‘it makes coming into the office every day much more enjoyable’. At tech-specialist Bristows, it’s the ‘impressive client list’ that gives trainees satisfaction: the opportunity to ‘work for household names on cutting-edge products’ is widely appreciated. Having a training contract that’s ‘well-organised’ pleased Kingsley Napley recruits. Osborne Clarke rookies appreciate the ‘great canteen’, and those at Thrings love ‘getting an extra day of holiday on your birthday’. All these things add up to make for an enjoyable training experience. Taylor Wessing’s ‘relaxed and open atmosphere’ was a major bonus for recruits looking to train somewhere with a relaxed but professional feel.