Get the inside buzz from graduates at Taylor Wessing

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Innovative and forward-looking."
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..."

"Everyone is very approachable and there is a real sense of teamwork in that everyone..."

"Skills are developed and legal training is delivered over lunchtimes well and intensively..."

"I generally do not get feedback apart from mid-seat and end of seat appraisals. The..."

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

"The hours are good. You only need to stay late if you NEED to stay late."

"The pay is competitive and salary reviews were carried out without being revised..."

"We have good gym discounts (Fitness First, Gymbox) and we benefit from a 'Christmas..."

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

"Interview questions went along the lines of: examples of when I had worked in a team..."

"I have been part of the LGBT network at Taylor Wessing as a straight ally and it..."

"It is generally quite varied. Obviously, all seats have certain tasks and work that..."

"We have a pro bono legal clinic, charity events and fundraising."

"You are given a huge amount of responsibility from day one and there is a good level..."

"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!"

"Fun, friendly and forward-thinking."

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

"I believe that the salary should be more competitive with the market."

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