Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, hard-working, innovative."
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.
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
 
 

What insiders say about...

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

"I think the facilities are generally good although the office could benefit from..."

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

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

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"I have undertaken pro bono work in one of my seats where we offered legal assistance..."

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"Occasionally a bit of the department admin work falls to the trainees."

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