Get the inside buzz from graduates at Taylor Wessing

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Open, friendly and collegiate."
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...

"A large number of people seem to be hired from the vacation schemes. The firm has..."

"It's very friendly. The firm genuinely appreciates that we are human beings with..."

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

"This is generally very good. Whether they're an allocated supervisor or not, senior..."

"Located in the heart of Chancery Lane, we have great offices, and a managing partner..."

"The hours are definitely better than at other firms. Due to the international nature..."

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

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

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

"There are the standard motivational questions, competency questions and usually one..."

"The firm has made a significant effort in the last year or two. For example, bins..."

"I think the firm is quite committed to diversity initiatives, although as is the..."

"Most work given has been interesting and with high levels of responsibility. However,..."

"Pro bono schemes are available and mandatory for trainees."

"The friendly people and good work/life balance. Our cafeteria and terrace are great...."

"The pay is not as high as at some of our competitors."

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

"The rates are usually good but have dropped this year."

"The incoming trainee class studying the Legal Practice Course are given a budget..."

"Friendly, high quality, modern."

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

"Better pay at the associate level."

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