Get the inside buzz from graduates at Shoosmiths

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"People focused."
  • A very social firm with a relaxed and friendly environment.
  • A good amount of responsibility and client interaction form an early stage.
  • Work/life balance is treated with importance.
  • Very strong mentoring with detailed feedback being given regularly.
  • Relatively low trainee remuneration compared to other firms.
  • It can be difficult to get your choice of seat in first year as second years get priority.
  • While retention is high, it can be difficult to qualify into the area of your choice.
  • Some locations do not have as many trainees as others, which can be isolating.
8.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
8.0 / 10
6.7 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
7.9 / 10

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"Depends on workloads."

"Increase the pay."

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