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2016

"The training is very good. The work is complex and challenging and people are generally approachable, nice, and always willing to help."
Second year trainee, London
"Good working hours, relaxed staff, top-level work and clients."
Second year trainee, London
"Interesting, high-quality work with a lot of autonomy and responsibility from day one. Trainees are treated as integral and part of the team."
First year trainee, London
"Fantastic people, who are both friendly and inspiring. I have a wonderful internal network and feel very supported. There's no sense of hierarchy. Partners are friends with, and invested in, trainees."
Second year trainee, London
"Senior management are nice, precedents are great, art collection is very expansive and the food is good."
First year trainee, London
"Interesting work, and supervisors take care to explain matters to you."
Second year trainee, London
"Great training. A high level of responsibility and client exposure. Everyone is very friendly and collaborative in a stimulating and dynamic environment."
First year trainee, London
"Genuinely friendly and supportive colleagues. Competitive pay. Availability of secondments to high profile clients. Interesting work and the firm is genuinely interested in helping trainees to grow and develop."
Second year trainee, London
"The people, the quality of work, the level of responsibility we are given."
First year trainee, London
"The people you work with. Your colleagues are probably the biggest single factor that affects how much you like your job day to day, and most people (and the general culture) at Simmons are really great."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Nice people, good friends. Good training."
Second year trainee, London
"Great working culture - most partners are willing to explain deals and are patient as you find your feet. Also the taxi policy after 9:00pm is fairly generous!"
First year trainee, London
"Working on great deals with great people."
Second year trainee, London
"High level of responsibility and interesting work. And the firm's collegiate atmosphere."
First year trainee, London
"I appreciate working with great people, who are fully invested in my training."
First year trainee, London
"The team in the Litigation Department are exceptionally supportive, and make sure all trainees get exposed to a fair amount of interesting work. The social life is good, and work/life balance is respected."
First year trainee, London
"The culture - everyone at the firm is driven for success but the competitiveness is focused outside the firm. Within the firm, there is a real collegiate and supportive atmosphere, including between departments, which enables trainees to have great development opportunities."
Second year trainee, London
"Friendly environment, associates/partners seem to care about your career progression, office environment is nice, lots of free meals with decent food!"
First year trainee, London

2014

"The level of responsibility given to trainees within a supportive environment."
Second year trainee, London
"Exposure to high-profile clients and a variety of interesting and challenging work."
Second year trainee, London
"Nice people, comparatively good hours, high-profile work for leading clients."
Second year trainee, London
"The people. I have met very interesting people with diverging interests and drivers. One of the most diverse group of lawyers I have met in the City."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly people, good training, high expectations, pleasant and convenient place to work (location, gym, bicycle parking, canteen, dry cleaning)."
First year trainee, London
"The working environment is friendly. There are interesting people and the firm seems to be open to change and motivated to be dynamic."
First year trainee, London
"Great people, good work, fantastic secondments."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly people; smaller intake; great location; good selection of departments."
First year trainee, London
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