Get the inside buzz from graduates at Shoosmiths

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"A firm that truly lives by its values."
  • 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

What insiders say about...

"There is an assessment day in the application process, consisting of tasks and a..."

"Everyone is friendly, approachable, down-to-earth, and sitting open plan makes for..."

"Training varies from team to team. Some can be very useful but some can also be re-iterating..."

"Everyone is very accessible and most people have made a genuine effort to help me..."

"Some offices would get 10 out of 10, others 7. There is a refurbishment process occurring..."

"Generally expected to stay late if you have the work on (which I normally do!) but..."

"Pay is market rate and, like a grad scheme, increases on qualification."

"The firm give us free conveyancing for one property per year, the right to buy and..."

"There is an initial telephone interview and if successful you will be invited to..."

"I was asked questions about my previous work experience, various competency questions..."

"In terms of reducing the firm's carbon footprint, there is a new printing initiative..."

"I've not had a great experience of this, but the firm appears very good at accommodating..."

"The work is interesting and I have been given a fairly good level of responsibility...."

"Pro bono may vary where you are based, and although I have not been involved in any..."

"The responsibility afforded to trainees and the faith that the firm places in our..."

"Fewer resources and benefits than at a larger firm."

"My experience of the vacation scheme pushed me to apply, as everyone was so friendly..."

"The retention rate was 100% last year, although sometimes it means being flexible..."

"We get Krispy Kreme doughnuts quite a lot!"

"Approachable, professional, with a strong sense of direction."

"Actively promotes"

"Depends on workloads."

"I would like there to be six seats instead of four for a greater variety."

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