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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"A driven and profitable firm consisting of close-knit teams."
Pros: 
  • Very competitive remuneration.
  • Weil gives trainees a great deal of responsibility, meaning they are able to learn quickly.
  • The firm has a friendly yet professional working atmosphere.
  • The small intake of trainees ensures that everyone is well supported throughout their training contracts.
Cons: 
  • Hours can be long and unpredictable.
  • Work flow can be varied, with peaks and troughs.
  • Occasionally trainees may be required to work on weekends.
  • Seat rotation could be more open and flexible.
Culture
7.2 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
6.3 / 10
 
Salary
9.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.7 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Independent thinkers. The firm does not hire corporate drones, and people are expected..."

"The firm has a friendly and cooperative culture and makes a lot of effort for its..."

"Occasional formal training in lunch time sessions. Little training on presentation..."

"The firm offers us a trainee-responsible partner, and a personal mentor if we want..."

"Weil's London offices are very well located on Fetter Lane. It is spacious and light..."

"This depends on departments. Some are a huge number of hours, whilst others have..."

"Pay is excellent and bonuses are good (though not in line with US bonus payments,..."

"Birthday holiday"

"The interview process was very long and hard."

"My interview included questions along the lines of what some people perceive to be..."

"Law means lots of paper. We have an emphasis on recycling."

"We have just had our bi-annual firm-wide diversity week, where a variety of talks..."

"As a trainee, there are reviews every three months, and then every six months as..."

"In my work I have an extremely high level of responsibility. I am very involved in..."

"I completed over 200 hours of pro bono last year, and there seem to be hundreds of..."

"Good responsibility, high-quality work, small motivated teams."

"The hours and work/life balance."

"I chose my firm for the salary, the size, the responsibility and the clients."

"I have already accepted a position as an NQ at the firm."

"The firm gives you a day off on your birthday!"

"Knows what it is good at and expects a lot from its employees."

"The firm should allow trainees to have some say in their first seat."

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