Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"A place where everyone will smile at you as you pass them."
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..."

"There is less of a hierarchy than in some firms I have worked in, everyone makes..."

"The firm runs a continuous schedule of seminars, lunchtime meetings and other discussions..."

"Trainees are allocated a specific mentor at the firm and have arranged lunches to..."

"Fantastic office that we only moved into four years ago. The location couldn't be..."

"We are contracted to work 9.00 am to 5.30 pm and get an hour and a quarter for lunch...."

"The salary is very generous. Considering Stevens & Bolton is a firm outside of London,..."

"We have the usual perks including pension and private medical and dental insurance...."

"The application process consisted of two interviews, an online psychometric test..."

"What are your weaknesses? What are your strengths? How do you feel your previous..."

"There is a very active eco-team at the firm who are committed to reducing our carbon..."

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

"Client interaction varies by department - in some departments you attend multiple..."

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

"The friendly atmosphere, good level of responsibility, good quality of training as..."

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

"I applied here because of the six-seat structure, the one office, the quality of..."

"Retention rates are generally very good. The firm specialises in corporate law and..."

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

"Friendly and ambitious."

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

"I preferred the six seat programme instead of the four seat that's being introduced..."

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