Get the inside buzz from graduates at Taylor Wessing

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Understated success."
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...

"I came in via a vacation scheme so had a half-day assessment centre (one group commercial..."

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

"There is not enough emphasis on the training that is important to the work of the..."

"Many mentors are generally good, although there is an expectation that work is not..."

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

"Hours are, for the most part, fine. I have only had to work past midnight on a handful..."

"I am very satisfied with the salary as a trainee since I don't have to work the 18..."

"Great canteen - delicious food and very heavily subsidised."

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

"Interview questions focused on 'why' - such as which law would you change and why;..."

"I have never heard of any efforts being made for the environment at the firm."

"The firm has an active equality programme, with both LGBT and women in business initiatives...."

"I get involved in a range of tasks and benefit from really good supervision. I feel..."

"There's a weekly legal advice clinic attended by trainees and encouragement to take..."

"The other trainees/associates and the work."

"As there is no 'face-time' culture at Taylor Wessing, this does mean that the hours..."

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

"The retention rates appear to be high but there are several departments that are..."

"The meeting room biscuits are great!"

"Ambitious, friendly and encouraging."

"Works with a number of charities, notably Future First, I think also involved in..."

"Greater opportunities for overseas secondments."

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