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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...

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

"The firm has good co-operation, friendly colleagues and offers plenty of help when..."

"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..."

"The offices are great, we get free lunch every day in a great canteen and café;..."

"I have not experienced any crazy hours thus far but it is still early days. People..."

"There doesn't seem to be a bonus scheme for trainees, but I guess that is to be expected...."

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

"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..."

"There are signs by the printer telling us to minimise our paper use."

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

"I have had to start emailing clients on the first day, with my draft emails approved..."

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

"The firm is meritocratic, offers thorough training and gives trainees significant..."

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

"I knew that the firm has a good reputation, and I was impressed by the friendly Graduate..."

"Generally, retention rates are quite good."

"KWM merged with SJ Berwin in 2013, and he (Stanley Berwin) basically invented UK..."

"KWM is a firm that is meritocratic."

"The firm regularly holds introduction to the city events and careers events for students;..."

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

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