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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 27 ratings in 2018)
"Engaging, collaborative, friendly and hardworking."
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
 
Hours
7.0 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.0 / 10
 
 

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 to get work from, and talk to, associates and partners.
  • Salaries are seen as being fair for the hours worked by trainees.

Cons

  • Some felt that the IT and admin systems could benefit from being updated.
  • Hours, training and the quality of work can vary greatly between departments.
  • The qualification process is not as transparent as it could be.
  • While hours are considered fair, they can still be unpredictable.

What insiders say about...

"You can either apply via a vacation scheme or for a straight training contract. I..."

"Working hours are really reasonable. You leave when you have no work and there is..."

"This depends on the department, but most training is ok."

"Good training is really valued and is a matter of pride at the firm."

"Office is tired but is about to undergo renovation. The dress code is fairly relaxed...."

"For me, it is very much a case of being here until your work is done. That means..."

"The base salary is good, but bonuses are small. This is probably fair in the context..."

"A free healthcare assessment with BUPA."

"I had an interview with one partner and then vacation scheme."

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

"Far from the paperless office, but various individuals give it a real go. Could perhaps..."

"The firm recently launched an annual diversity week programme, which was filled with..."

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

"Client contact is good and supervisors make an effort to give you good quality work...."

"Plenty of opportunities to get involved in pro bono work; including the Paddington..."

"The amount of laughter in the office. My colleagues are exceedingly friendly and..."

"In certain departments trainees can end up doing fairly admin-heavy tasks (eg bundling)..."

"The fact the firm treats trainees decently and exposes us to higher quality of work...."

"Last year the rates were 100% and that's extremely reassuring."

"Trainees may have the opportunity to work in the Paris office."

"Personable, independent, forward-thinking."

"Recruitment fairs put on for prospective trainees varies across a wide range of universities...."

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

"Better IT infrastructure."

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