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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"The firm is focused and incisive."
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 working environment is generally very friendly with most partners and associates..."

"We receive a fair amount of formal training, and this is usually department spec..."

"Weil is very dedicated to mentoring and encourages every trainee to choose a mentor..."

"Business casual policy five days a week (i.e. No need for a jacket or tie, but shirt,..."

"My average day is from 9:30 to about 7pm. Clearly there are times when hours are..."

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

"We are often offered tickets to sporting or cultural events by partners."

"Vacation scheme attendees are allocated teams and expected to prepare a pitch presentation..."

"I was not asked anything wacky or unexpected: questions surrounded my motivations..."

"There are various initiatives implemented to increase efficiency in an achievable..."

"One black partner, three female partners, not very racially diverse, but LGBT is..."

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

"Varies by department but generally good."

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

"High quality of work with talented, interesting and pleasant colleagues."

"Occasionally working relationships between different departments could be more c..."

"I was attracted to Weil because it has a small intake and is a market leader in private..."

"Normally 100%"

"They have a great love of green."

"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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