Get the inside buzz from graduates at Simmons & Simmons

7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 27 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, hard-working and ambitious."
  • The culture at the firm is friendly and collegiate at all levels.
  • Senior lawyers are happy to explain things to trainees and aid in their development.
  • Well regarded for gender diversity.
  • The formal training on offer covers a wide range of topics and is always very valuable.
  • The firm does not have a huge number of international secondments on offer.
  • At times the hierarchy at the firm can be quite rigid.
  • There could be more transparency in the seat allocation process.
  • Retention at the firm has been low recently.
8.2 / 10
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.3 / 10
6.9 / 10
7.0 / 10
9.1 / 10
Pro Bono
8.6 / 10

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"More international opportunities. These are quite limited and over-subscribed."

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