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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"KWM is confident, cool and ambitious."
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...

"There are two interviews to obtain a training contract at KWM. The first is more..."

"The work culture is a unique combination of very demanding and energetic work, but..."

"I had a two week induction conducting Professional Skills Courses, and extensive..."

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

"The office is very good, with a great atmosphere, and it is in a great location...."

"The hours vary by department. For most of the corporate departments there are peaks..."

"The trainee pay that I receive at KWM is good, in my opinion."

"There are a variety of perks and these include a free lunch, free dinner after 8:00pm,..."

"Most people are recruited through a vacation scheme. You have one fairly informal..."

"Interview questions asked included: Why law? Why this firm? Explain various things..."

"Recycling is evident everywhere in the firm."

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

"In my role I am responsible for coordinating different aspects of a finance transaction...."

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

"You get good training on-the-job and a lot of responsibility. Overall, the people..."

"There can be long hours, depending on where you sit."

"The firm's reputation and the size of their trainee intake was appealing."

"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..."

"A diverse and international firm with incredibly varied work."

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

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

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