Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"A friendly environment with approachable partners in a great location."
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.

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

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"Interesting and challenging work from a wide range of clients."

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"A City firm outside of the City."

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"I'd like a bit more transparency on seat allocation."

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