Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, ambitious and engaging."
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.4 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Trainees are exposed to a variety of high-level work and are given good responsibility from the outset.
  • There’s a very social culture with many events organised outside of work.
  • Trainees are not expected to work late and are encouraged to leave the office if they’re working beyond contracted hours.
  • Training programmes are well thought out and enhance development.

Cons

  • Some felt that the qualification salary could be slightly more attractive.
  • There aren’t many communal areas for socialising.
  • Some trainees felt that they didn’t have as much input in their seat choices as they’d like.
  • The firm doesn’t perform as much pro bono work as some trainees would like.

What insiders say about...

"I applied online and then had a vacation scheme at the firm. I then had a speed-dating..."

"S&B is a very hard-working firm but also very sociable. There are constantly client..."

"The initial training is extensive to ensure that trainees know how to use the systems..."

"Everyone at the firm is approachable, and works hard to ensure trainees feel comfortable..."

"We have modern offices with a bright and open feel. The dress code is flexible but..."

"I'm out of the office by 6.30 pm. Past that and you're considered to be staying late!..."

"Trainee salaries are very generous for an out of City firm."

"We have regular meals out on the firm which are always enjoyable."

"I went through two interviews and an online psychometric test."

"How do you keep up to date with business news? Where do you see yourself in 5/10..."

"There are quite a few different efforts across the firm."

"The firm is, generally, a very inclusive place to work and there are flexi-benefits..."

"The quality of work depends on which department you are in, however, trainees are..."

"Pro Bono is popular but, on the whole, the firm leans more towards community volunteering..."

"The firm is able to provide very high calibre work whilst retaining a genuinely warm..."

"There aren’t many communal areas within the building so it can be hard to be sociable..."

"I applied here due to the firm's reputation for being a big name in the South East..."

"The firm has a good track record of retaining its trainees, with a large majority..."

"The building we are in is on the sight of the Stranglers unofficial headquarters...."

"Competitive, highly reputable and extremely friendly."

"The firm is considering joining a philanthropy programme and is now assessing which..."

"Better office facilities and wider perks such as a gym membership."

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