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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"Bright, growing, modern and forward-thinking."
Pros: 
  • Trainees are given a lot of responsibility meaning they learn a huge amount on the job
  • Salaries and perks (including free lunches) provided by the firm are very generous
  • The firm's London office is very high quality with great facilities and a convenient location
  • Lots of social events for trainees to get involved in
Cons: 
  • Trainees can end up working some pretty long hours
  • It is possible some people may feel a little unsupported at times
  • Some departments can have an element of "face-time"
  • The firms's high standards mean they can be quite demanding of trainees
Culture
7.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
 
Hours
5.7 / 10
 
Salary
7.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
5.8 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"My advice is to know what private equity is, know what differentiates KWM from other..."

"I wouldn't say that there is much of a hierarchy here. Some of the best chats I've..."

"We had a three week trainee induction programme and an on-going litigation trainee..."

"From my experience, mentor programmes are good here. The best is when mentor/mentee..."

"It is a good office - modern, light and airy, and staff sit in glass fronted offices..."

"Generally the hours are okay and usually finish by 7:00pm. Trainees can work very..."

"Generally the salary is good, and pay rises for trainees have been implemented in..."

"Free lunch is available, as is dinner (if you stay after 8:00pm). Corporate rates..."

"You have one interview with the graduate recruitment and an associate, then quite..."

"The vacation scheme interview questions were very much about my CV - my academics,..."

"At King & Wood Mallesons there is a constant effort to further boost recycling and..."

"I think the firm is committed to diversity. There is an LGBT group and lots of female..."

"I have a good level of client interaction in transactional departments, less so in..."

"Pro bono included working at the Citizen's Advice Bureau with a supervising asso..."

"I was able to hit the ground running on day one, have hands on responsibility, and..."

"There is a 'face-time' culture, when it may not be necessary to work long hours."

"I was encouraged to apply here by King & Wood Mallesons’ Silver Circle reputat..."

"Retention rates could be higher, but there are so many factors to take into account,..."

"The 'King & Wood' part of our KWM name was decided upon many moons ago by our partners..."

"Ambitious, entrepeneurial, outgoing."

"The firm has enterprise work experience schemes and holds events for schools."

"A guaranteed secondment either abroad or in industry could improve things."

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