Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Friendly, human, ambitious."
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..."

"Colleagues are friendly across all levels. It would be nice if social events outside..."

"There are a couple of departmental talks every month. Some fee-earners will spend..."

"It's very useful to be able to learn from watching and working with solicitors and..."

"Great offices. Bright, open, lovely glass lifts, marble staircase, and plush entrance...."

"In my experience, hours are reasonably flexible. You can book in events far in advance..."

"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..."

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

"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...."

"The firm has a charity of the year, and runs a programme of events throughout the..."

"Overseas secondment opportunities."

"Unpredictable workload."

"The potential for international secondments, the relatively small number of trainees,..."

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

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

"A medium-sized big-hitter with a well-earned and long-standing reputation in its..."

"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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