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Simmons & Simmons

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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2019)
"A really great firm to train at with a breadth of practices,..."
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
 
Hours
7.0 / 10
 
Salary
5.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The culture at the firm is friendly and collegiate at all levels.
  • Senior lawyers are happy to explain things to trainees and aid in their development.
  • The formal training on offer covers a wide range of topics and is seen as being very valuable.
  • There’s a very strong focus on pro bono work with interesting projects on offer.

Cons

  • The firm does not offer as many international secondments as some would like.
  • Some would like more social events to be organised by trainees.
  • The office is in a good location, but could be updated.
  • The salary is seen as being fair, but not particularly competitive.

What insiders say about...

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"I think the pay is really good."

"Perks include: a gym subsidy, free dinners and taxis if staying late."

"The firm has high standards. However, I found the interviews interesting and the..."

"My interview was very relaxed. There were only three questions asked and no strange..."

"We could do more to tackle climate change as a firm."

"Simmons is very committed to diversity with respect to women. They have many initiatives..."

"When I have done a simple piece of work well, more engaging and complex work has..."

"Very impressed with the pro bono here. If you read the firms CSR pamphlet, the firm..."

"The people. I have met very interesting people with diverging interests and drivers...."

"The food the canteen serves for free dinners after 7.45 pm is not the best. You can..."

"I felt that there was a broad enough spread of departments but it was not so big..."

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"Intellectual, ambitious and decent."

"The firm hosts work experience for high school students to target those from different..."

"Better pay and benefits to bring it in line with similar firms."

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