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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly and open, but has seriously high quality work."
Pros: 
  • Great camaraderie and support network among staff and trainees.
  • Trainees are given high levels of responsibility 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.
  • Salaries could be better when compared to firms at a similar level.
  • Being given a lot of responsibility early on can be intimidating to some.
  • There is not much opportunity for overseas secondments.
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
7.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"There is an assessment centre and interview when applying at Taylor Wessing, and..."

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

"There is department specific training for trainees provided at each seat move, and..."

"There are internal mentors, reverse mentors, informal mentors and 'buddy' arrangements..."

"In many departments it is acceptable for men not to wear a tie which is nice. The..."

"Really varies between departments. In my current department, I have a fairly short..."

"Good basic salary for a City firm. Good bonus structure if you introduce work, but..."

"We get an excellent pension - 6% contribution from the firm."

"After the paper application, there is a half day assessment centre which comprises..."

"I was asked: Why law? Why Taylor Wessing?"

"I've heard there are initiatives but they are not heavily enforced."

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

"I have been given a huge amount of responsibility, which allows development of legal..."

"There is a genuine effort at pro bono: it's not just a page on the website. All trainees..."

"The people are generally very knowledgeable, helpful and fun to work with. We have..."

"No opportunity to do international secondment."

"I picked Taylor Wessing for its reputation as a nice place to work which trains people..."

"This year they have been fantastic and the process for being retained was very clear..."

"Despite being known as an IP firm, Real Estate have won Legal Week and the Lawyer's..."

"Fun, friendly and forward-thinking."

"The firm does a large amount of work with charities that help class mobility and..."

"I think the firm should change the way in which seats are allocated and be more transparent..."

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