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Pluses

2016

"I get a great level of responsibility and well-rounded support throughout the training process. There's a good working atmosphere with a fantastic office and great facilities."
First year trainee, London
"High-quality work, early responsibility, lots of opportunities to get involved with business development, voluntary and pro bono work."
First year trainee, London
"Friendliness of colleagues and senior members of the team. The view and the building. The lack of a rigid structure."
Second year trainee, London
"In general, people employed across the firm are friendly and approachable."
Second year trainee, London
"The broad range of international clients and the resultant multi-jurisdictional work."
Second year trainee, London
"People are lovely. Views are stunning. Good quality of work for trainees."
Second year trainee, London
"Approachable partners and big ticket litigation work."
Second year trainee, London
"Good hours, great office, good secondments, genuine open-door policy and great people."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's culture, the wide variety of practice sectors, the exposure to interesting work and the view from the office."
First year trainee, London
"The friendly and approachable staff are the best part of the firm and the people are genuinely nice. Teams and intakes are small enough to allow real responsibility and involvement. We have better hours than most firms with only occasional late night working (although hours are always person dependent)."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The firm has amazing people to work with, and I feel truly valued here, which is a real plus."
First year trainee, London
"There are a variety of benefits when working for Reed Smith: the office view, friendly colleagues and particularly diverse range of practice areas."
First year trainee, London
"You are given a lot of responsibility from an early stage while working here."
First year trainee, London
"As a trainee you're rapidly exposed to high quality work for interesting and innovative clients."
First year trainee, London
"Most people are incredibly friendly and willing to help you with your career development - including very senior figures within the firm. Most departments praise very heavily, and recognise that you're a person who wants to learn, not a resource to exploit with work that they don't want."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of work here is great, and my colleagues in the Banking and Finance Department are absolutely amazing, which makes working here all the better."
First year trainee, London
"The firm consists largely of approachable and reasonable people, and we are mostly able to have a healthy work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"I find the culture here to be very open, and I work with great people in great practice areas."
First year trainee, London
"Both the people and the culture in which I work make Reed Smith a great place to work. As does the view from the office!"
First year trainee, London

2014

"Good people, friendly peer group, nice office and canteen."
Second year trainee, London
"Quality of the work - including client exposure at an early stage."
First year trainee, London
"Responsibility, friendly workplace culture, sense that the firm is going places."
First year trainee, London
"The culture - there is a small intake so everybody is really nice. We work hard but we also have a social life!"
First year trainee, London
"Amazing atmosphere and just the right level of responsibility."
Second year trainee, London
"Great responsibility and fantastic people."
First year trainee, London
"There is an 'open-door' culture and people are generally approachable. The firm is great socially, especially amongst the trainees, and even as future trainees we were invited to firm events and got to talk to everyone from current trainees to the managing partner."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Great people on my team. Learning a great deal."
First year trainee, London
"The office, the view. The client work and the client contact. The secondments."
1 yr PQE, London
"The type of work and the team."
1 yr PQE, London
"Excellent quality work - multi billion dollar litigation/deals. Good support - nice office, good secretary, 24 hour business centre support."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Friendly atmosphere, beautiful building, relatively good hours, good interaction with partners, made to feel valued, exposure to top notch clients."
First year trainee, London
"International firm with blue chip clients, interesting work and great people."
First year trainee, Londn
"Very welcoming and I get to do work that is of value to clients."
First year trainee, London
"The office, the view. The quality of the work is fantastic, as are the opportunities to work with clients directly, on secondment, etc."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Trainees can get really involved in everything - from marketing events to big deals and litigation."
Second year trainee, London
"Sense that the firm has things it wants to achieve and that it's going places."
Second year trainee, Dubai
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