Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 35 ratings in 2016)
"A friendly, intelligent and driven firm."
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...

"Have a clear understanding as to why you actually want to work for Travers Smith..."

"Travers Smith has a very limited hierarchy - the partners are very down to earth,..."

"The firm is focused very much on hands-on training where you learn on-the-job. Less..."

"The informal training is excellent at Travers Smith as you are sharing a room with..."

"The offices are nice, in a very good location in Farringdon - although it is a slight..."

"You are expected to put the hours in when a matter demands the time. However, no..."

"Very good pay relative to the size of the firm and the flat bonus structure means..."

"We have free taxis after 8:00pm, and free dinners. Partners also often invite us..."

"Simple interview process - no competency questions, just a CV and covering letter...."

"Questions are open ended and more of a conversation than a grilling. The interview..."

"The firm has good recycling policies."

"We now have a CSR and diversity manager (previously at Stonewall) who has really..."

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

"I was given a huge amount of client interaction in the Employment department, and..."

"Legal advice at the Paddington Law Centre; Reading Partners scheme at a school in..."

"Client contact. Small teams. Quality clients."

"The qualification process, in my opinion, is too opaque."

"Meeting the people who worked there at an event. If you want to work in corporate..."

"Retention rates are generally very high and I think this encourages trainees to be..."

"One of our former partners once had a number one hit!"

"Best independent firm in London."

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

"You get stressed at stressful times - which often surround deadlines. As a lawyer..."

"Better gym subsidy."

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