(based on 59 ratings in 2018)
"I feel that my wage is fair. We receive good exam and Christmas bonuses but I feel that the performance levels could be considered more in the trainee bonus structure."Third year trainee,
"I would be more satisfied with my payment package if it was of a higher rate when compared to the hours I work."First year trainee,
"We are paid a decent starting salary and it's great that all our professional practice courses (PPC1 and PPC2) are paid for by the firm. If we pass all of our exams we are also given an exam bonus. It is not as high as some of the London-based US firms, but it is still a competitive salary by Irish standards."
"The pay for trainees is competitive. However, there is no overtime for trainees and I think the annual bonus should better reflect this."Second year trainee,
"The pay is top of the market and includes bonuses for Christmas and exams and your law society fees get paid."First year trainee,
"The package provided by the firm is excellent for a Dublin firm. The pay is more than satisfactory and the impressive perks include pension, life insurance and travel contributions."Third year trainee,
"The trainee salary is competitive with similar law firms in Ireland and more generous than most other graduate programmes in Ireland."Second year trainee,
"The pay package is very much at the top end of the market and also increased in the period between receiving my offer and commencing my traineeship. Bonuses are given for those who pass their professional practice course (PPC) exams first time and this is a great incentive to do well. Trainees are also paid their full salary while studying with the law society, the fees of which are also included in the pay package."First year trainee,
"The firm offers an excellent salary for a graduate position. The firm pays your full salary while studying at the Law Society during PPC I and PPC II as well as your full fees. I would not be able to afford the fees for the Law Society if I did not have the support of the firm so the overall package is excellent in my view."First year trainee, Dublin
"We have a very good salary and the exam bonus you receive if you pass all your PPC exams in one sitting is great."Second year trainee, Dublin
"My salary is excellent and I can't complain. Pay and bonuses compare very fairly to London Magic Circle salaries, when you bear in mind the much higher cost of living in London."Second year trainee, Dublin
"The firm takes the salary of its trainees very seriously, and ensures it is at the top of the market in terms of pay package offered."Second year trainee, Dublin
"I couldn't be more satisfied with the payment package as well as the huge range of other bonuses and benefits that we receive. We are extremely well looked after."First year trainee, Dublin
"I feel that I am fairly rewarded for my work. The pay encourages hard work and commitment."First year trainee, Dublin
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