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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...

"The application consists of a written application, an aptitude test, an interview..."

"In my experience, partners are generally approachable. During my time here I have..."

"The training is thorough and helpful. In particular, the IT training allows us to..."

"The trainee supervisors are all excellent at supporting trainees through their seats,..."

"Modern offices, right next to Guildford train station. 10 well-furnished meeting..."

"The hours required can vary depending on the department that you are sitting in and..."

"I think the pay is good and is generally in line with my expectations."

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

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

"Generally, I was asked about my interest in law, my previous work experience, my..."

"We have eco-incentives and a paper-lite office. However, many people still ask for..."

"There has been a strong commitment to diversity with respect to women. My entire..."

"I've had high-quality work appropriate to my level of experience. I work on a wide..."

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

"The friendly environment, how approachable all of my colleagues are and the level..."

"Meeting rooms within the office are often really cold."

"High-quality work across a broad range of departments at a firm that isn't based..."

"Generally quite good. However, it can depend on the vacancies available in preferred..."

"We have themed drinks on the last Thursday of every month, which is organised by..."

"Interesting and engaging work with a good work/life balance."

"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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