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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"A vibrant, dynamic firm that is really striving to be the best."
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
 
 

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

What insiders say about...

"I'd advise you to be yourself and show intellectual curiosity. The interview is generally..."

"In finance there can be periods of long hours, but the people muck in together to..."

"Our intake did a month of training before starting our seats (this has been reduced..."

"I have had a mentor since I started on the vacation scheme and he has been with me..."

"The firm is right by the river in a modern building. It has a great restaurant and..."

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

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

"Free lunch is on offer in our restaurant, Stanley's. The food is really good. Also,..."

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

"In my first round interview I was asked why I chose the firm, and standard competency..."

"This is the first firm to be carbon neutral and all of the employees are actively..."

"KWM has recently merged with an Asian-pacific law firm and their diversity when it..."

"I am only in my second week and I have already been to client meetings and sat in..."

"In my pro bono work I am giving mock interviews to AS level students preparing for..."

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

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

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

"Generally, retention rates are quite good."

"The first trainee of the firm back in the 1980s is STILL here. He's now a partner..."

"Great people creating great opportunities in a supportive and friendly working e..."

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

"More support in and around seat choices would help trainees to make more informed..."

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