Get the inside buzz from graduates at Taylor Wessing

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Supportive and encouraging."
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..."

"People are generally friendly but the pressure of work means that there is not always..."

"You are trained really well. People invest time in you and there are many training..."

"Mentoring varies from person to person but most people are very good at recognising..."

"We're in a good location with a nice building. Our office space is comfortable and..."

"Flexible – but in law long hours are unavoidable."

"Associate pay is below where it should be but trainee pay is good."

"Moving day, pension and plenty of drinks!"

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

"When I had faced a challenge and overcome it."

"There are a number of efforts taken in this regard but I think a lot more could be..."

"The firm has increased its flexible working and diversity events."

"Varies from department to department. In my current department there's not much work..."

"Two pro-bono clinics are available to trainees, and participation is very much encouraged..."

"Early responsibility and an emphasis on training."

"The hours can be tough."

"The people I met at law fairs and events were really friendly and very enthusiastic..."

"Most of those who leave are almost always offered jobs within the firm, but people..."

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

"Corporate but friendly."

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

"More choice regarding seat options."

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