Salary

7.5 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2017)

2017

"It is fairly standard at the trainee level but, unless there is an increase in the next year or so, may slip below the standard as you progress."
First year trainee, London
"I think the salary is good during the training contract and in line with the City's average. It could be better on qualification and beyond though as it seems a bit lower than at many firms of a similar size at the moment."
First year trainee,First year trainee, London,London
"Associate pay is below where it should be but trainee pay is good."
First year trainee, London
"The salary is in line with the market for a trainee but there are no bonuses."
First year trainee, London
"I am very satisfied with the salary as a trainee since I don't have to work the 18 hours a day that higher-paying American firms require."
First year trainee, London
"Pay is good but not currently as competitive as some firms, especially at the new qualifier level."
First year trainee, London

2016

"No bonuses for trainees but a reasonable salary."
First year trainee, London
"It could be improved but efforts are being made."
First year trainee, London
"The pay is OK but not that competitive compared to firms of the same size and reputation. Bonuses are not given to trainees."
Second year trainee, London
"Very satisfied with the salary although we don't get a bonus like at some other firms."
First year trainee, London
"The pay is competitive and salary reviews were carried out without being revised down in response to Brexit."
First year trainee, London
"I think we are probably a bit below market, but still well above what my peers are earning in other industries."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"There are no bonuses for trainees at the firm but this is a good compromise in light of much better hours."
First year trainee, London
"The salary is about average for the City, but could be seen as comparative to the market upon qualification."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I believe salary is slightly lower than at other firms of the same ranking."
First year trainee, London
"I would describe the salary as competitive but slightly behind the market-rate for trainees."
First year trainee, london
"Good basic salary for a City firm. Good bonus structure if you introduce work, but generally discretionary bonus awards are unlikely in the current climate. Trainees do not get bonus pay."
Second year trainee, London
"Salary is better than most but less than some."
First year trainee, London
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