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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 35 ratings in 2016)
"The firm is high quality, collegiate and friendly."
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, and they are each with partners..."

"Everyone is friendly and welcoming – you really feel part of a team here. The room..."

"Subject specific training sessions are provided by the departments you sit in, and..."

"You get feedback from every job you do; at the least it is a thank you. Marked up..."

"There's just been a refurb to the offices but some haven't been finished yet. The..."

"Vary from department to department- which is to be expected. You only stay late if..."

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

"Allowances and consideration given for personal circumstances. All the other usual..."

"It's a very difficult interview process, but that's the point. The partners are fussy;..."

"The questions were generally about my background, and then there were some broader..."

"We are trying to go paperless, there are recycling bins in the kitchens. We are asked..."

"There has been a drive recently towards diversity. There is still a way to go to..."

"Partnership is a real possibility here, that's what makes it stand out from other..."

"I have had moderate client contact in the corporate seat at my firm. My day-to-day..."

"There are lots of opportunities to take part in pro bono projects at Travers Smith,..."

"The 'room-sharing' structure which fosters a close-knit, collegiate environment."

"Sometimes communication could be better, but there has been a marked improvement..."

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

"The firm only hire trainees that they think will be good enough to be associates:..."

"The name 'Travers Smith' is derived not from two people, but one person alone - Joseph..."

"Intelligent, innovative and impressive."

"There are a number of schemes with links to other universities and the firm also..."

"It's a relaxed, professional environment - you are taught to be calm!"

"I would like there to be more flexibility to work across the departments and engage..."

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