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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Friendly, medium-size firm with top quality work."
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...

"Research the firm (get to know the firm's strengths, important deals/cases, future..."

"The work culture is very healthy in that you don't stay late unless you have to...."

"There are plenty of training sessions from both internal and external speakers. Some..."

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

"Really lovely offices in a nice location in Finsbury Circus. Dress code is smart..."

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

"Training contract pay is pretty standard, although it drops off a bit as you progress..."

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

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

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

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

"As a firm we have strong ties with the Bromley By Bow Centre, which has some really..."

"I have almost daily emails or calls with clients though less face-to-face contact...."

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"Overseas secondment opportunities."

"Lack of overseas secondments in a variety of practice groups, (only finance and corporate..."

"Being a mid-size firm, rather than a large firm means smaller teams - I like to feel..."

"Retention rates seem to be quite high."

"Sharon White, the firm's CEO, also trained here."

"Friendly, medium-size firm with top quality work."

"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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