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Taylor Wessing

Insider reviews

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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2019)
"Professional, forward thinking, full service."
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
7.7 / 10
 
Salary
7.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.1 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • There’s a great camaraderie and support network among staff and trainees.
  • Trainees are given high levels of responsibility and varied work from day one.
  • Trainees think very highly of the offices and their location.
  • There’s a lot of formal training on offer as well as a mentor and buddy system.

Cons

  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent.
  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive.
  • The hours can be unpredictable at times.
  • Some departments can be harder to qualify into that others.

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