Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Ambitious, commercially-focused, approachable."
Pros: 
  • The firm has a friendly atmosphere and colleagues at all levels are approachable
  • Trainees work in small teams and therefore get a high level of responsibility
  • The London office provides a great environment to work in and is well located
  • A lot of training is provided by the firm and there are many opportunities to develop new skills
Cons: 
  • Hours can be quite unpredictable at times
  • The firm doesn't have the name recognition of some of its peers
  • Trainees may have to undertake a certain amount of more administrative work
  • There could be more extracurricular activities or sports clubs organised by the firm
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.3 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Know what you've done, know your application form, be ready to explain decisions..."

"The firm has a genuine 'open-door' policy and people are generally very friendly...."

"We attend PSC courses throughout our training contract, during which we develop multiple..."

"You will often have direct access to partners, unless they are really busy, by doing..."

"Stephenson Harwood has only moved to its new office space within the last few years...."

"You do work long hours when necessary. When it is not so busy it is acceptable to..."

"All trainees in London are at fairly comparative rates."

"I have been able to take up tickets to the Royal Albert Hall and take part in loads..."

"There are only eight places per intake and two intakes per year. Three vacation schemes..."

"Questions regarding my degree, competency questions, hobbies/life outside work, previous..."

"The firm recycles paper."

"Good benefits for people with families. There a lot of high-powered senior women..."

"My day-to-day responsibilities include document management, drafting letters and..."

"There has been a big push recently to do more charitable work."

"We get given a good level of responsibility from right at the beginning, but everyone..."

"On occasion you may find yourself working unpredictable hours."

"I was attracted to the small size of the trainee intakes and the friendly atmosphere,..."

"Retention rates seem to be quite high."

"The firm has an enthusiastic mixed tag-rugby team!"

"Ambitious, commercially-focused, approachable."

"We have outreach programmes for school children from less privileged backgrounds..."

"The option to do a seat in Paris would be great."

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