Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

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

"The firm has a lovely culture; it is friendly without there being too much pressure..."

"Stephenson Harwood offers a comprehensive induction and on-going training progra..."

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

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

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

"At trainee level salaries are at a comparative level to other firms."

"Free concert tickets and two for one art gallery entrance for some exhibitions."

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

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

"The firm recycles paper."

"There is clearly a growing commitment to diversity in the firm. I attended a diversity..."

"In my current seat I have had some client interaction, although it is currently less..."

"I raced in the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest for the Bromley By Bow Centre...."

"Down to earth people, a good work/life balance with realistic expectations and a..."

"Occasionally having to undertake repetitive trainee tasks such as bibling and bundling,..."

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

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

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

"Ambitious, commercially-focused, approachable."

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

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

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