Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Thriving, successful and friendly."
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...

"It is a good idea to have a strong understanding of how the legal landscape is changing..."

"In the office the culture is very friendly and familial. Relatively non-hierarchical..."

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

"I haven't received any feedback yet. Partners are accessible and good at explaining..."

"Offices are very light, comfortable and clean."

"I have worked longer hours when completing a deal but no all-nighters so far. I can..."

"The salary is competitive as a trainee. No bonuses as a trainee."

"Perks include firm seats at the Royal Albert Hall and a masseuse in the basement..."

"When I was hired in 2009, there was quite a rigorous application process: there was..."

"I was asked questions following a presentation on the economic climate in which the..."

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

"There is a diversity committee but I have never been involved. There are some departments..."

"I have a relatively small amount of client contact, more liaising with other council...."

"There are some opportunities to help out on charitable initiatives."

"The people, the nature of the work, the responsibility you are given."

"There could be more organised social events."

"The firm's reputation, practice areas, size of intake, trainees' responsibilities,..."

"Retention rates vary a lot each year as there's only a few of us per intake."

"We were involved in the Iranian-US hostage crisis in 1979."

"Thriving, successful and friendly."

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

"Increase the number of extra-curricular and sporting events organised by the fir..."

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