Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"A City firm outside of the City."
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...

"Prepare some intelligent questions to ask at the end of the interview as this will..."

"The firm is incredibly friendly, and everyone is approachable and helpful regardless..."

"The training is incredible. As well as the training you get from doing your day-to-day..."

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

"The office is modern and up to date, with two people sharing a room. Based in the..."

"So far I have been working 9.00 am – 5.45 pm every day, which is great."

"For a firm outside London we are paid very generously."

"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 had situational questions, general business awareness questions and a lot of chat..."

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

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

"A range of work is given with an emphasis on getting us involved in as much as possible...."

"There is a busy corporate social responsibility team that involves the firm in a..."

"The exposure to clients - I have my own case files (although obviously am supervised..."

"No canteen, lack of convenient parking at the office."

"Its excellent reputation outside of London and its international reach."

"I think the firm will always offer new qualifier jobs for everyone. However, they..."

"We have an office choir which consists of senior partners, trainees, secretaries,..."

"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."

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

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