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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"Cutting edge work within a friendly environment."
  • Seen as a market leader for remuneration in both salary and bonuses.
  • Friendly atmosphere where everyone from trainees to partners work and socialise together.
  • Smaller team of trainees means a lot more responsibility available early on.
  • The opportunity to work on market-leading transactions.
  • Formal training may feel lacking in structure but is in development.
  • Hours can be long and unpredictable.
  • At busy times, it may be difficult to get feedback on work.
  • A small intake means a high level of accountability, which may be intimidating to some.
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
7.8 / 10
9.8 / 10
8.6 / 10
Pro Bono
8.2 / 10

What insiders say about...

"The application process is really easy and straight-forward, consisting of a CV and..."

"The firm is a really friendly place which is too small to care much for hierarchy...."

"The training tends to be done on a more ad hoc basis than at some more established..."

"I have found partners and senior associates to all be very inspiring and excellent..."

"Modern offices with a different theme for art work on each floor. Dress sense is..."

"On average, the hours are pretty good. They are very unpredictable, and the expectation..."

"Sullivan & Cromwell offers market-leading pay."

"Some of the partners are known to buy too many tickets to music and sporting events..."

"The interview process initially involved submitting a cover letter and CV. The interview..."

"I was asked several commercial awareness type questions during my interview."

"There are signs in all the kitchens and in the canteen encouraging and reminding..."

"In my short time with the firm, I have seen their dedication to diversity and inclusiveness..."

"The trainees at S&C are given a large amount of responsibility from day one. The..."

"The firm is a regular supporter of Lawyers in Schools and other projects involving..."

"The best thing about working at S&C is the immediate exposure to market-leading transactions...."

"The unpredictability of the hours making it harder to make social plans (although..."

"The small size of the office and the trainee intake, as I didn't want to disappear..."

"100% retention rate so far – need I say anything else?"

"Noted human rights lawyer Amal Clooney used to work at Sullivan & Cromwell."

"Extremely friendly and filled with intelligent people to learn from."

"The firm does not have a type when recruiting candidates for the vacation schemes/training..."

"Stress is part of the nature of practice as a junior lawyer - there is almost never..."

"I think the firm should split the secondments so that trainees are sent away in equal..."

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