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...

"Make sure you have some questions linked to the firms recent work or something very..."

"The firm's culture is one of the best things about it. I am yet to meet a lawyer..."

"There's good training and they really listen to feedback to improve the training..."

"Everyone is very accessible but partners can sometimes be very busy and there is..."

"Modern offices, right next to Guildford train station. 10 well-furnished meeting..."

"I'm out of the office by 6.30 pm. Past that and you're considered to be staying late!..."

"Trainee salaries are very generous for an out of City firm."

"A few of the perks we get are the pension, medical cover and taxis home after 9:15pm...."

"I had an initial interview with head of HR and the training partner and a second..."

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

"We have eco-incentives and a paper-lite office. However, many people still ask for..."

"We have recently improved the maternity and child care benefits. The firm is generally..."

"The work and the amount of client contact you get varies between department: you..."

"I have been involved in some pro bono work for a local charity but I am not aware..."

"The unwavering support from colleagues and support staff."

"I think that the qualification salary could be slightly more attractive."

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

"The firm works hard to keep people, and retention rates are good, with many trainees..."

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

"Competitive, highly reputable and extremely friendly."

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

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

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