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Get the inside buzz from graduates at King & Wood Mallesons

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"A global, professional and people-orientated law firm."
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...

"When you are applying, let your personality shine through, be enthusiastic and interested..."

"The firm has a highly sociable culture amongst trainees, but there seems to be a..."

"Training varies from department to department, but I have found that in Funds, for..."

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

"The roof terrace overlooking London is great for lunch and client events, and the..."

"When there is work that needs doing it has to be done, but when you're not busy they..."

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

"Free lunch and dinner are both available, and there is a great roof garden."

"Interview process involved a vacation scheme interview and an end of vacation scheme..."

"In the interview there were some commercial awareness type questions and why I wanted..."

"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..."

"There are administrative tasks to complete, but people will give you more responsibility..."

"Pro bono work at the firm includes a school reading scheme."

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

"I have worked long hours, which have been difficult at times."

"The lack of hierarchy, the international reach, its dynamism, friendliness, the range..."

"I think that the retention rates are good unless you are competing for a seat in..."

"We receive free lunch every day and there is a ping pong table upstairs!"

"Individual and international."

"There are a number of community projects and the fact that they have consistently..."

"Some departments are massively over-subscribed, e.g. ten trainees applying for one..."

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