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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"Individual and international."
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...

"Don't lie on your CV because people have been caught out and lost their job. Be business..."

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

"Training at KWM is excellent: it is well structured and covers everything you need..."

"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..."

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

"Although trainees do not receive bonuses, trainee pay is up there with the other..."

"There are a variety of perks at KWM, and these include: free lunches every day and..."

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

"Questions I had in my interview focused on questions asked in the application form..."

"We have a whole range of efforts including censored lights so they do not get left..."

"Although I think that the firm does struggle with retaining diversity further down..."

"I have had a considerable amount of client contact and huge levels of responsibility..."

"There are access schemes, specific pro bono client work, and reading schemes."

"The pay!"

"Unpredictable hours are difficult."

"I was drawn to how it felt like everyone was so approachable and that the firm focused..."

"Retention rates seem to align with the industry average over the years."

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

"A vibrant, dynamic firm that is really striving to be the best."

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

"Clearer transparency on seat choices, who is being placed in what department and..."

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