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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Dynamic, fast paced, top-notch."
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...

"Get a sense of the firm's roots and how it differs from the magic circle. The committee-driven..."

"Everyone I've worked for is approachable, friendly and likes to have a laugh, so..."

"The formal training consists of lectures with PowerPoint and sandwich lunches, where..."

"In terms of informal training, there is a mentoring programme, and trainees sit with..."

"Great offices and a relaxed dress code. No prevailing myth that you will do your..."

"The firm is flexible to the extent it can be. Members of the team are usually reasonable..."

"Great pay. Total transparency."

"The secondment abroad and how they support you throughout that process."

"Why law? Why Latham? Where would you invest money?"

"General awareness but we are a law firm so a lot of paper gets used."

"I have seen that there are many different diversity events at Latham & Watkins."

"Good responsibility from an early stage in the seat. There are opportunities for..."

"As everyone is encouraged to get involved I can see that pro bono work is very important..."

"The people are incredible, and there is an open, friendly culture here. The high..."

"Long hours, weekend work (hard to plan weekends away), having to cancel plans due..."

"I was attracted by the friendly atmosphere, small intake numbers and the firm's worldwide..."

"The firm tries its utmost to ensure every trainee is retained if they want to be..."

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

"Friendly, motivated, hard-working."

"Introduce some more formal training."

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