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9.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"A driven and profitable firm consisting of close-knit teams."
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
 
Hours
7.2 / 10
 
Salary
9.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.7 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The remuneration is competitive at both trainee and new qualifier level.
  • Weil gives trainees a great deal of responsibility, meaning they are able to learn quickly.
  • The firm has a friendly yet professional working atmosphere.
  • There’s a generous holiday allowance as well as other perks offered by the firm.

Cons

  • Hours can be long and unpredictable, especially in some departments.
  • Some feel that they could benefit from additional formal training.
  • There could be more social events held at the start of the training contract.
  • Seat rotation and secondment opportunities could be more open and flexible.

What insiders say about...

"Vacation scheme with interview and assessments. Make sure you are very specific about..."

"The structure of the firm and the working environment is fairly informal and not..."

"The training I have received has mainly been 'on the job training' rather than formal..."

"It varies hugely. Some partners/associates are very approachable and helpful. If..."

"The office is too small and getting outdated."

"No certainty whatsoever and no work-life balance as a result. At busy times, 90 hour..."

"As trainees, we are paid near the top of the scale for City lawyers."

"Free taxis after 10pm are a bonus."

"The process consisted of an application form, a verbal reasoning test, a first interview,..."

"What's your greatest weakness/strength? When did you display teamwork? Talk us through..."

"The firm is constantly looking to reduce its carbon footprint. Recent developments..."

"We have a number of initiatives and groups set up to deal with diversity issues,..."

"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..."

"There is lots of pro bono going on: at the moment there seem to be lots of social..."

"Getting a great amount of responsibility is a real perk of the job."

"Long working hours can lead to a poor work/life balance."

"Weil offers lots of exposure to really high quality work, lawyers and clients; good..."

"Retention rates are usually 100% - as we have a small trainee intake, the firm is..."

"Antony Gormley created and tailor-made a fantastic statue for us, which stands in..."

"The firm is made up of great people, and intelligent lawyers who produce high quality..."

"Flexible working."

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