Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"Approachable, high achievers, surprising."
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...

"Be yourself - it's important to find a firm that you like as well as a firm that..."

"There is a great atmosphere in the firm. There are frequent socials for each department,..."

"There's good training and they really listen to feedback to improve the training..."

"Every trainee has a thorough end-of-seat review with their supervisor. There is also..."

"Our offices are good but there is limited communal space for eating or socialising..."

"Hours very much depend on department – banking and corporate are known for having..."

"Salaries are in the very top bracket for a firm outside of London."

"There are work drinks and nibbles organised by the firm every month which everyone..."

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

"I was asked all the standard competency-based questions such as about a time I showed..."

"We have an eco-team who strive to improve our efforts in terms of the environmen..."

"Whilst flexible working is available it is not necessarily made possible or encouraged...."

"The work is diverse. One minute I'm working on a bankruptcy case for an individual..."

"The firm does a lot of pro bono work but it is not always publicised. I have worked..."

"The level of work and expectations are high, but this is partnered with a great support..."

"The temperamental IT systems can be frustrating to work with."

"I applied to Stevens & Bolton for a number of reasons: the impressive client list;..."

"Good, although the size of the firm means that business needs don't always allow..."

"We sponsor the masters tennis at the Royal Albert Hall and the firm as a whole is..."

"A place where everyone will smile at you as you pass them."

"As far as I can see the firm doesn't appear to discriminate based on background."

"More regular meetings between HR and the trainees to improve communication regarding..."

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