Get the inside buzz from graduates at Taylor Wessing

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, open and innovative."
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
 
Hours
7.5 / 10
 
Salary
7.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.3 / 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.
  • Associate salaries could be better when compared to firms at a similar level.
  • Retention rates have dipped recently.
  • There is not as much opportunity for overseas secondments as some would like.

What insiders say about...

"The application process consists of a written application and then an assessment..."

"There is no need to stay just to show your face if you aren't busy. When the sun..."

"I have had training in both business development and legal skills."

"Supervisors are generally very good and attentive. The quality of the work that you..."

"We have good offices but the dress code is strictly business formal. Ties are very..."

"I have generally worked steady hours and if I have had plans and mentioned them I..."

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

"The subsidised canteen is amazing, and there are the usual taxis and free dinners...."

"All training contracts are hard to get but the Taylor Wessing selection process is..."

"Explain intellectual property to a lay person. Why Taylor Wessing? What should Taylor..."

"Initiatives are in place but take second place to business needs."

"Gets a bad rap for gender diversity and it is noticeably male dominant in the partnership..."

"I am assigned a good variety of work by many different members of the team. While..."

"There's a fair amount of pro bono work and these commitments are respected by other..."

"Professional people, good benefits."

"There's a lack of flexibility around working from home and work attire."

"I had worked at Taylor Wessing previously as a paralegal and very much liked the..."

"Taylor Wessing try very hard to find places for everyone. The difficulty might be..."

"The silhouettes of the men on doors to the toilets are different body shapes on each..."

"Professional, forward thinking, full service."

"The Future First scheme that the firm is involved with is very good."

"Greater in-house secondment options."

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