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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, market-leading, entrepreneurial."
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
 
 

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.

What insiders say about...

"Definitely know what private equity is, and show why you're interested in it, because..."

"There are limited opportunities for trainees to socialise at organised events. Trainees..."

"Training does depend on the department, but you can go through your training contract..."

"There is no magic to the process of mentoring; I meet my mentor once a month or every..."

"Offices are average by London standards. Small coffee shop/canteen and showers are..."

"Again, this depends on the department – you can go from doing 20 hour days, to..."

"The pay at the firm is very competitive and the levels of remuneration we receive..."

"Free entry to all exhibitions at the Royal Academy."

"The process to get hired at Weil is very rigorous. I had an open day, sat 2 interviews,..."

"Questions included: Where did your interest in law come from? Why don't you want..."

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

"Good initiatives on LGBT but could do better on women's issues."

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

"I found that my satisfaction at work depended on the client, but as a whole there..."

"We have an amazing CSR and pro bono ethic and team. We are all encouraged to get..."

"The people - everyone is passionate about their work and there's a real energy in..."

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

"Meeting really nice people at various recruitment events."

"Weil has a very high retention rate."

"The offices are located immediately above the Rolls Building courts."

"A driven and profitable firm consisting of close-knit teams."

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

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