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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"Brilliant client base with top quality work."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
 
Hours
7.8 / 10
 
Salary
9.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.6 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Before the interview, try to find out about the deals the firm is working on and..."

"Everyone is very friendly and there is a real team mentality that runs through the..."

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

"The standards are very high, but there is excellent access to very senior practi..."

"The offices are great, very spacious (associates generally have their own offices)...."

"Hours seem to be comparable to the hours my friends work at other firms. However,..."

"Pay is good, as are bonuses. There is no firm which pays better in London."

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

"Traditional CV and cover letter application. Two interviews with two partners, one..."

"I was asked about my hobbies and interests, how I was finding university, what interesting..."

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

"The firm has a very active and representative diversity committee which works hard..."

"Trainees are given a great deal of responsibility at S&C and get involved in a large..."

"I have participated in the Lawyers in Schools programme, teaching citizenship at..."

"The level of responsibility you are given and the opportunity to take on as much..."

"Sometimes there is a poor level of transparency from management."

"The quality of the partners, and the fact that most of the partnership took the time..."

"So far it has been 100%."

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

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"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..."

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