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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Energetic, individual, focused, strong, open."
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...

"Be sure that this is in fact what you want otherwise you will not be convincing."

"The working environment is generally very friendly with most partners and associates..."

"Trainees attend relatively frequent training sessions, which are organised by practice..."

"Solicitors and partners are generally very approachable and available. The commitment..."

"Dress code is quite formal with most people in suits everyday even if they don’t..."

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

"Although trainees were offered a fixed bonus, this bonus was not related to working..."

"Taxis and dinner if working after 9.00 pm."

"When I was interviewed (in 2006), both interviews included one technical question,..."

"Here I was questioned about why I want to work in law, why I chose Weil and some..."

"Law means lots of paper. We have an emphasis on recycling."

"I have seen the firm being very accommodating surrounding paternity leave, and there..."

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

"Varies by department but generally good."

"As much pro bono as you like, we have a dedicated programme."

"Working in a small office means that you get to know everyone quickly; which makes..."

"The pressure."

"I wanted to be given as much responsibility as I could handle and to be engaged in..."

"Regularly 100% or close to."

"They bring an eagle round the office every few months to scare off pigeons."

"Inclusive, supportive, great quality of work."

"More transparency on seat rotations."

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