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2015

"The people: I work in great teams where I feel supported, but I am also given responsibility to make decisions."
First year trainee, London
"The people are very friendly here at Herbert Smith Freehills."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm offers excellent secondment opportunities."
Second year trainee, Singapore
"Being able to choose my seats as I go along offers me flexibility in my career."
First year trainee, Tokyo
"I love working with people who are experts at what they do."
First year trainee, London
"The intellectual challenge and varied workload makes the firm a great place to work."
Second year trainee, London
"Positive aspects of working here include quality of the work, size of transactions and working with experts in their fields."
Second year trainee, London
"I receive high quality training and supervision at work."
First year trainee, London
"Working for the firm allows me to work with wonderful people in a really friendly atmosphere."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Undertaking intellectually challenging work in a friendly and down to earth environment."
Second year trainee, London
"The people are fantastic, more varied in ethnicity, background and education than at other firms (from my experience with other trainees-to-be at law school) and there is a genuine desire to ensure you get a good training experience."
First year trainee, London
"Work is interesting, international clients, head-line deals."
First year trainee, London
"Everyone is bright and engaged. The work is very exciting and varied."
First year trainee, London
"Good level of responsibility given to trainees. Good pay. Opportunities to go on secondment to clients and overseas offices."
Second year trainee, London
"The quality of work. Since the firm has an excellent reputation the types of clients and work is really good. Matters are all very interesting and always tailored to the specific needs of the client, so you don't get any churning of the same documents."
Second year trainee, London
"Good office atmosphere, interesting work, potential for reasonably high levels of responsibility, good lecture series and on-going training."
Second year trainee, London
"International opportunities; quality of work and profile of work/clients; colleagues."
Second year trainee, London
"Responsibility, interesting work and the people."
First year trainee, London
"Fantastic colleagues, great work and real responsibility. A really supportive environment."
First year trainee, London
"The work is very interesting and the teaching from the supervising associates/partners is very good - they engage with you as an equal (subject of course to their greater legal knowledge)."
First year trainee, London

2013

"I feel that working with upbeat and friendly people really makes it a pleasure to come to work. Also the quality of tasks/work given to me has been varied and interesting (for the most part!)."
First year trainee, London
"The working environment at HSF is positive and supportive and there is a real sense of colleagues looking out for each other. The additional training provided by the Learning and Development team is excellent. I am learning so much and getting a chance to improve my technical legal ability through the work that I'm doing."
First year trainee, London
"Great atmosphere, challenging work."
First year trainee, London
"Exposure to and possibilities to work with absolutely amazing partners from across the globe; generally an 'open-door' policy."
First year trainee, Singapore
"The people you work with are really friendly, the training is first-rate and the work is stimulating."
First year trainee, London
"The range and breadth of work, and the fact that I feel genuinely valued."
First year trainee, London
"Great quality of work and a really collegiate atmosphere."
Second year trainee, London
"Support system - lots of mentors. Usually good work."
First year trainee, London
"International opportunities at all stages of your career with every trainee being offered the opportunity to work abroad for six months, working for large, high profile clients on cutting edge deals/cases."
Second year trainee, London
"The people. They are intelligent, supportive, and, importantly for a first-seat trainee, incredibly patient."
First year trainee, London
"Emphasis on training and development; excellent secondment opportunities to clients and abroad; real trainee input into seat choices; exciting prospects in expanding firm;"
First year trainee, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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