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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Energetic, fast, and fun."
Pros: 
  • The firm has a real interest in trainees' development, and their thoughts and ideas are valued.
  • Supervisors and partners are happy to act as mentors to trainees and provide regular constructive feedback.
  • Several social events are organised both in and outside of the workplace.
  • Trainees are regularly given client contact and a great deal of responsibility.
Cons: 
  • It can be difficult to get a seat in popular departments.
  • A high intake of trainees can make it more difficult to stand out.
  • While trainee retention is very high, there may not be space to qualify into the department of your choice.
  • Frequent IT changes can cause disruption.
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.7 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

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"The culture at DWF is fantastic. People are encouraged to work the hours they need..."

"Each seat has induction training and various training updates are provided for all..."

"All of my supervisors have been extremely supportive and accessible, particularly..."

"The dress code has changed to 'treat me like an adult and I'll use my discretion',..."

"Depending on the seat you are in, the hours can vary and are always dependent on..."

"London trainee salary is towards the lower end of the market for larger commercial..."

"Free tickets and client development networking opportunities are the best perks."

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"Recycling is encouraged, as is being paperless."

"The firm were excellent throughout my maternity leave and arrival back at work. There..."

"Regularly get to go to client and BD meetings. I get client interaction regularly..."

"Pro bono is a fundamental pillar of the firm. DWF has lots of community engagement..."

"Culture and personality of firm creates a very supportive and positive environment...."

"Expectations of work can impact upon your work/life balance."

"I was a paralegal at DWF before applying which I thoroughly enjoyed. Other reasons..."

"These have been very strong over the last few years and this is encouraging for current..."

"We have just opened an office in Dubai!"

"Forward-thinking, ambitious."

"We do a lot of work with schools in the area to raise our profile, as well as helping..."

"Generally there is little stress at all, but at times, when thee are major deadlines..."

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