Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 35 ratings in 2016)
"Totally focused on quality."
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...

"Take the time to try to understand the identity of the firm. Be prepared to answer..."

"Highly cooperative with a focus on teamwork - law firms are naturally hierarchical..."

"I would say that formal training takes more of a back-seat in comparison to on-the-job..."

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

"The offices are currently being refurbished, so there has been some disruption, but..."

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

"I feel that we are paid well for trainees at a City law firm, and that there is no..."

"All trainees are given monogrammed briefcases at their first Christmas party."

"Covering letter and CV. Two partner interviews. I was asked moral dilemma questions..."

"In my interview I was not asked any of the typical competency based questions. Instead..."

"Although the firm could do more to reduce their carbon footprint; the efforts to..."

"There are diversity partners, a diversity manager and a diversity week. There are..."

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

"On a large transaction, trainees often correspond with junior and senior personnel..."

"In terms of pro bono work the firm offers free legal aid, and there is a Reading..."

"The level of respect and inclusion given to trainees. Interesting, bright and friendly..."

"The canteen, the unhealthy snacks post 6:00pm, the unpredictable hours."

"The firm being just right for me and having a small trainee intake ensured that they..."

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

"We are the oldest un-merged firm in the City."

"Quality, self assured, intelligent."

"Graduate recruitment do regularly hold events for ethnic minority students who are..."

"It is by its nature a stressful job but again this is client driven so the firm can..."

"Better facilities."

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