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Perks

2016

"Deal celebration dinners are frequent and the partners are generally extremely good at organising them once the deal has signed/closed."
Second year trainee, London
"Free breakfasts are provided the morning after a firm-wide event."
First year trainee, London
"Extra leave for moving and relocation, and the excellent cookie collection."
Second year trainee, London
"Great gym subsidy. Generous dinner allowance and free taxi home if working past 8.00 pm."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Perks include: taxis, healthcare, and free dinners if you are working past 8:00pm."
Second year trainee, London
"Dinner is paid for after 8:00pm and you get a very wide selection of takeaways to choose from. Taxis home are paid for after 9:00pm."
First year trainee, London
"If you work after 8:00pm you get free dinner, and after 9:00pm a free taxi home. Also there is a full package of benefits on top of your salary (medical, dental, pension, etc.)."
First year trainee, London
"The cookies are amazing (and made in-house)."
Second year trainee, London
"Free dinner after 8:00pm, taxi after 9:00pm, relocation days if going abroad, good pension scheme and gym membership. All round, the benefit package is great."
First year trainee, London
"Great cookies, and excellent snacks at drinks receptions. There's also always someone trying to sell an obscure ticket to something!"
First year trainee, London

2014

"Taxis, dinners for late-working (9:00pm and 8:00pm respectively); department drinks/socials; transaction dinners; joining recruitment dinners. On secondment you get rent, moving expenses and significant pay increase."
Second year trainee, London
"£30 meal allowance past 8:00pm, taxis at 9:00pm. Days holiday given when you have worked particularly long hours on a deal."
First year trainee, London
"Shearman and Sterling have the best meeting room cookies ever."
First year trainee, London
"Good pension, days off if you move house, etc."
Second year trainee, London
"Dinner and taxi for staying after 8:00pm and 9:00pm respectively. Trainee social events; firm Christmas party and summer party; department socials; good pension scheme; transaction closing dinners; client event tickets offered to trainees where associates drop out last-minute (6 Nations, plays, dinners)."
Second year trainee, London
"The internal Documentation Centre service (which progresses documents in the evenings and overnight), taxis and meal service for those working late and the regular firm-funded social events on offer."
First year trainee, London
"Firm backed golf days to encourage collegiality amongst different departments."
First year trainee, London
"Taxi home and free meal when working past 9:00pm. Free annual eye test. Free 'moving day' for moving house and wedding day (so you don't have to take holiday)."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"The secondment package is one of the best (uplift, expenses, etc)."
Second year trainee, London
"Usual health insurance/dental insurance/gym subsidy. If going abroad - three days leave to move there, plus flights paid and things shipped out."
Property, Newly qualified solicitor,
"Fantastic options for late night food, taxis, occasional dinner/free tickets to client events (e.g. a screening of 'Skyfall', Cirque du Soleil), contributions to pension."
First year trainee, London
"Dinner allowance and taxis when working late, trainee bonus and there are usually tickets to something floating around. And the cookies are easily the best in the City."
First year trainee, London
"I got to travel to Brussels for a department retreat which was great fun. Often when a big transaction or a case closes there are dinners to celebrate our hard work. Dental cover is great."
Second year trainee, London
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