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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Hard-working and friendly."
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
6.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
6.0 / 10
 
Salary
9.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.1 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The firm has a very positive culture with regular social interaction between trainees.
  • Remuneration is top of the market at trainee level and continues to improve following qualification.
  • The wide international scope of the firm means that there are opportunities for secondments overseas.
  • Supervisors and mentors are always on hand to help their assigned trainees.

Cons

  • Hours can sometimes be unpredictable making it hard to make plans after work.
  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent and flexible.
  • The way the firm structures its formal legal training leaves some room for improvement.
  • Occasionally, last-minute weekend work can be required at trainee level.

What insiders say about...

"Prepare for interview by reading the financial press and having a basic understanding..."

"Friendly, open-door culture; always numerous after-work drinks being organised and..."

"The firm's training could be increased. The vast majority is on the job."

"When you join the firm you are given an associate mentor and a monthly budget. While..."

"The offices are nice, airy and modern, and have great views. The dress code is not..."

"The hours are long but the firm is relatively flexible compared to others when it..."

"You're paid for the top of the market and you earn it."

"Free monthly lunches and breakfasts, alongside occasional treats from the Associates..."

"I was asked about my degree, work experience and commercial awareness. Also questions..."

"In terms of reducing the firm's carbon footprint, there are recycling bins provided..."

"While the number of female partners in the London office could be improved; the firm..."

"As a trainee I feel that you are given a lot of client contact. Latham & Watkins..."

"I've worked on a wide variety of pro bono projects at the firm, from reviewing articles..."

"Pay on qualification; great quality of work; very friendly atmosphere (regardless..."

"Lack of clarity for seat choices."

"International nature of the work and overseas secondment opportunities. World-class..."

"Very good. Everyone who wanted a place has received one in the time I've been at..."

"We have an iPad coffee machine. It's awesome."

"An ambitious, confident, yet relaxed firm."

"A more structured training programme would probably be helpful to contextualise deals...."

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