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9.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"A driven and profitable firm consisting of close-knit teams."
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..."

"Varies from department to department, Corporate is more formal whereas Finance is..."

"Training is high quality and interesting, often delivered by the (extremely well..."

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

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

"Working hours vary wildly across the different practice areas. I have been in non-transactional..."

"Benefits package on top of the salary is good. Bonuses are quite small."

"Staff get a holiday day on their birthday, and this comes alongside the provision..."

"There are verbal and written tests, then an interview and an assessment day. Questions..."

"The interviews covered my CV and application form, my decision to pursue a career..."

"I am a member of the firm's sustainability committee, which meets every month to..."

"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..."

"I'm very satisfied as there is a good level of responsibility from the start. I helped..."

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

"You get given immediate responsibility and exposure to client matters. This can be..."

"I felt that at times that my seniors were demanding, but they wanted to see my best..."

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

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

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

"Lean, friendly and exciting."

"More transparency on seat rotations."

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