Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"A medium-sized big-hitter with a well-earned and long-standing reputation in its field."
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
 
 

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

What insiders say about...

"Keep up-to-date on where the firm is expanding and, if possible, what strategy it..."

"Stephenson Harwood has a good work culture. A sense of inclusion and support is felt..."

"Incredible training. Legal skills I have picked up include drafting, department specific..."

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

"Good central location - Moorgate has most necessary amenities. Good-looking offices..."

"My hours are varied because my workload is varied. You will work late hours if working..."

"I think the salary is about average for a City firm. It would be good if trainees..."

"The firm has corporate seats at the Royal Albert Hall. If clients don't attend, everyone..."

"Application, English language and maths test for the vacation scheme. Then an interview..."

"I was asked: "What do you know about the law?"; "When have you failed at something?";..."

"There is some recycling and the printers are automatically set to print on both sides...."

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

"My role is to support the associate and partner to whom I work in corporate transactions...."

"Unfortunately I have not done any pro bono during my training contract. However,..."

"Good quality of work; you are treated well as a trainee."

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

"I chose to apply for a training contract at the firm because I wanted a good work/life..."

"As far as I'm aware, very, very few people are not retained at the firm during qualification...."

"We have amazing breakfast wraps in the café."

"A true City firm with a friendly atmosphere and no 'face-time'."

"We run a mentoring scheme with a London school. Vacation schemes are paid."

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

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