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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Hard-working, with high expectations."
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.
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
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Our interviews are very friendly, and mine felt fairly informal. I think the best..."

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

"Training sessions are held almost daily in all different areas of law, and I can..."

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

"The offices are quite nice and are in a great location. I think that the dress code..."

"Long hours. Some associates take their work home in the evening."

"I feel that I have a very competitive salary, and at the firm we are at the very..."

"Free breakfast and free lunch once a month. Cake once a month. Taxis and meals if..."

"My final interview question was why should Latham & Watkins give you a place to train..."

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

"The firm has several groups for, and is making an effort to hire more, women and..."

"Work quality can greatly vary from mundane proofing tasks to detailed research and..."

"Pro bono is enormous at the firm and we're proud of it. Those who say you're selling..."

"I work alongside great juniors in the team."

"Unpredictable and long hours, though this is a given in any top-tier City firm –..."

"I was encouraged to apply to the firm primarily by their culture and the friendliness..."

"I know that everyone in our intake has been offered a job."

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

"Ambitious, successful, well rounded."

"Personally I think more flexibility and transparency regarding the seat allocation..."

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