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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"A firm that works on some of the biggest deals in the market, but also has a great working culture and environment."
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...

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

"The firm has a very supportive and cooperative culture during work hours. The small..."

"I've found the training programme to be a bit poor so far. Training is normally done..."

"Associates and partners are very approachable. The onus is on the trainees to seek..."

"The dress code is business casual which is fairly standard."

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"On top of their salaries, trainees are given a percentage of the first year associate..."

"We have a monthly pizza lunch with the food supplied by Pizza Express who are just..."

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

"I had a short commercial case-study, but my second interview was more chatty and..."

"There are recycling bins everywhere."

"Slightly under average in terms of female representation."

"Generally there is a decent amount of client interaction, given our areas of practice..."

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

"Friendly colleagues and the benefits package. Small team of trainees means a lot..."

"There is not much formal training on the UK-law side of things. That being said,..."

"The firm has a great reputation and I was interested in becoming part of the first..."

"The firm is clear that it intends to hire lawyers who it thinks have the potential..."

"The trainees get a weeklong trip to New York as part of the induction to see the..."

"Collegiate atmosphere and exposure to exciting clients and work."

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"Bring back cookie sandwiches."

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