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9.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"An ambitious and hard-working, yet friendly, US firm."
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...

"Candidates should understand that the focus of the London office is on mainstream..."

"The culture at the firm is variable between teams, the latter are small enough to..."

"Ad hoc training (learn on the job) mixed with the usual formal training (legal, commercial,..."

"I have found the mentors to be excellent at developing the careers of trainees at..."

"It's a great location that's filled with beautiful art. The staff canteen is generally..."

"On average I work nine or ten hours a day. There isn't a huge 'face-time' culture,..."

"Pay is very generous. Associate bonuses are reportedly lower than other US firms...."

"We have good relationships with cultural institutions such as the Royal Academy,..."

"I felt like I was on the Apprentice. It was tough but I felt that they were sifting..."

"What are some potential funding sources when a company needs to raise money?"

"Lots of drives to turn off printers, use less paper etc."

"Absolutely outstanding at every level. Initially driven from the US, the London office..."

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

"I have a high level of responsibility, and substantial direct client interaction..."

"Weil is committed to pro bono work and, as a trainee, I am able to take on as much..."

"Money, challenging work is there in the right department."

"The lack of interaction between different departments."

"I was attracted to a firm that provided a fantastic salary. The firm has expanded..."

"It seems to be the case that there will be a place for you if you work hard."

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

"Friendly, down to earth, hard working, very good at what it does."

"Make the seat rotation and qualification process more transparent."

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