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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, market-leading, entrepreneurial."
7.2 / 10
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
6.3 / 10
9.2 / 10
6.9 / 10
Pro Bono
8.7 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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.

What insiders say about...

"The application process consists of an online form, a critical reasoning test, a..."

"There is a friendly feel about the firm. I do not find it overly hierarchical and..."

"In my opinion this is (largely) a learning by doing profession, but the firm do run..."

"Good exposure to senior associates and partners – who are the best people to learn..."

"Dress is normal office attire, shirts and smart trousers, except meetings where a..."

"Hours are variable - they will inevitably be long at times when a deal is on, but..."

"I would definitely describe the trainee salary as generous!"

"A good subsidised canteen; occasionally there are free sports tickets; a pension..."

"Two rounds, a partner and associate at each. First one is a 45 minute interview,..."

"Why Weil? Why law? Why commercial law? What is private equity? What other firms did..."

"I do not know the full extent of its green policies, but there does seem to be more..."

"The LGBT committee has a strong and energetic presence in the firm, while the firm..."

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

"Initially, most of my client interaction has come through pro bono work, where I..."

"We have a dynamic head of pro bono at the firm, who has boosted the general commitment..."

"Quality of the clients. Attitude of the firm."

"In some departments there is an hours culture and it is a struggle to have a work/life..."

"I chose my firm because the people I met were down to earth, and they didn't make..."

"I have already been offered a job at the firm, and we've had 100% retention for a..."

"They have a great love of green."

"Energetic, individual, focused, strong, open."

"A system for trainees to provide confidential feedback that is reviewed and cons..."