Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

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

"There’s an application online, a critical thinking test, an interview with HR and..."

"There is a great working environment at S&B. We share a room with our supervisor,..."

"The IT training is very thorough and intense. Some departments offer very formal..."

"In my experience, senior colleagues are all very accessible and, if you ask for it,..."

"The office is very nice though in my opinion it could do with more facilities with..."

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

"The trainee salary is good, although I think the jump to a qualifying salary is small..."

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

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

"I had a discussion of my undergraduate thesis and questions such as: why this firm?;..."

"One of the firm's key initiatives for the next few years is to move towards a paperless..."

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

"I have been given a variety of different work. There are opportunities to be involved..."

"I have undertaken a few pro bono bits of employment work here and there."

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

"The firm does not quite have the name recognition of some of it's competitors; some..."

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

"The firm really seems to want to keep everyone which is very encouraging."

"As I fill in this survey, we are currently in the middle of "dress down August"!"

"A firm which offers the very highest standard of work at competitive prices."

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

"There could be a little more clarity in relation to seat rotation."

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