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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Taylor Wessing

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Innovative, forward-thinking and commercial."
Culture
9.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
 
Hours
7.9 / 10
 
Salary
6.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • There’s a great camaraderie and support network among staff and trainees.
  • Trainees are given high levels of responsibility and varied work from day one.
  • Trainees think very highly of the offices and their location.
  • There’s a lot of formal training on offer as well as a mentor and buddy system.

Cons

  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent.
  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive.
  • The hours can be unpredictable at times.
  • There are no international secondments available.

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself. Having a diverse range of interests and backgrounds is encouraged."

"The hierarchy is not obvious, as shown by trainees sitting with partners and there..."

"We have some very thorough training programmes. Non-contentious seats have a kind..."

"I have a trainee buddy and a senior associate mentor. This, combined with my supervisor,..."

"The dress code is relatively smart. Men wear ties but if it's hot it's all a little..."

"Hours throughout my training contract have been great. There have been a few late..."

"It could be improved but efforts are being made."

"The in-house GP surgery is extremely handy. As the firm is a sponsor of the National..."

"I submitted my application for a training contract and attended an assessment day...."

"None of the interview questions were too off the wall, and interviewees were genuinely..."

"There are a number of initiatives in place to ensure everyone limits their carbon..."

"There has been a big focus on diversity in the firm, with women in business events,..."

"I am very satisfied with the quality of work I'm assigned and the responsibility..."

"I read at a primary school every other week and attend the Blackfriars legal clinic..."

"I like the open-door policy and the fact that we're not expected to work long hours..."

"There are limited international secondment opportunities."

"I knew people who the firm had hired and everyone else I had met from the firm were..."

"This year's retention rates were very high. Previous years have not been as strong,..."

"It sponsors a National Portrait Gallery exhibition every year."

"Professional, forward thinking, full service."

"Does not dismiss applications from other universities outside of the top 10."

"Some seat allocations could be changed as I do not think they seem fair."

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