Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Impressive track record and intelligent, friendly lawyers."
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...

"Be very familiar with your presentation so you can relax whilst giving it off the..."

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

"We were given a week-long induction at the firm, complete with all the necessary..."

"I have had some who are fantastic mentors. Generally most are approachable and happy..."

"The new office is lovely, really impressive for clients."

"It's not a problem to leave at 6:30pm if you have no urgent work to do. I have not..."

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

"Lots of free tickets to events - raffle to the Royal Albert Hall, football matches,..."

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

"My interview consisted of general law and competency questions. More competency than..."

"I have no idea about the firm's green initiatives."

"There are strong efforts being made to improve our social diversification (which..."

"I have been given a lot of client interaction (I have even been able to manage a..."

"There are opportunities to work on the firm's partnership with the Stephen Lawrence..."

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

"No 24 hour support staff/taxi accounts."

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

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

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

"Friendly, balanced, understanding."

"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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