Herbert Smith Freehills

Level of Stress


"A combination of tight deadlines and general first-seat trainee ineptness does not make for a stress-free working life."
First year trainee, London
"It's a stressful job. The firm expects perfection and you can work all hours of the week. You will often be sitting in your seat not moving. When your colleagues or supervisor are stressed, they unwittingly let it out on you."
First year trainee, London
"There is an expectation that the work you do will be done well and to a high standard. Part of my character is also to set high standards for myself. However, there is room for mistakes and lessons to be learnt, and I have never been put under unbearable amounts of pressure. On the contrary, I have been well-supported to date."
First year trainee, London
"Sometimes, very stressful when tasks have to be done to an unrealistic deadline! Day-to-day however, it is not too bad."
First year trainee, London
"Probably less stressful than other similar firms since people are so friendly."
Second year trainee, London
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