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Simmons & Simmons

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Simmons & Simmons

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2019)
"Innovative, collegiate and ambitious."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
7.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
7.0 / 10
5.8 / 10
8.3 / 10
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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.

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