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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 35 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, outgoing and very good at what it does."
Pros: 
  • The working environment is very positive within the firm thanks to the flat hierarchy and friendly colleagues.
  • There is historically high retention with effort made to find a place for all trainees.
  • The firm’s room-sharing system means that trainees are constantly able get work from and talk to associates and partners.
Cons: 
  • The training on offer could be a little more consistent from department to department.
  • Some felt that the IT and admin systems could benefit from being updated.
  • The qualification process is not as transparent as it could be.
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
7.5 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"There are two interviews in the application process, or an interview plus the vacation..."

"There is a distinct lack of hierarchy at the firm: partners are as approachable as..."

"The fact that you are encouraged to get stuck into transactions is the best form..."

"I've been fortunate enough to have friendly and encouraging mentors along the way...."

"Great location between the Old Bailey and the restaurants and bars of Clerkenwell/Farringdon...."

"My hours have been very reasonable compared to my peers at other firms. I probably..."

"Salary is as expected but bonuses are low. However, we have no fee earning targets..."

"Food and taxis in the evening, tickets auctioned for charity from time to time."

"The interviews were challenging and focused on everyday issues rather than ones which..."

"Moral/ethical, current affairs. No competency based questions. The whole point seems..."

"The firm tries to recycle wherever possible and has various other green initiati..."

"The firm is committed to improving diversity and has been doing a lot of work on..."

"Partnership: an incredible number of hours and a huge sacrifice (just like all other..."

"In the pensions department I draft deeds, perform legal research, send documents..."

"Reading scheme at a local primary school during lunch times. Volunteering at the..."

"The people are the best thing about working at Travers Smith: incredibly bright,..."

"The firm is split between two buildings."

"I had heard great feedback from people who had been there on the firm's vacation..."

"Travers has a historically fantastic retention rate. Provided the economy doesn't..."

"The firm is split over two buildings."

"Travers Smith is supportive, inclusive and intelligent."

"The firm is involved in several outreach programme and is, in particular, an active..."

"Can be hard work, and work/life balance can suffer if working on a large transac..."

"More flexible working hours."

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