Slaughter and May Reviews

Updated 27 Dec 2020

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3.9
81%
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87%
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13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Magic circle firm in UK, top brand(in 4 reviews)

  • "top 2/3 firms in terms of public company representation in HK, strong in public & private M&A for strategic clients(in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Its a very high pressured environment - everyone (not just lawyers) work very long hours due to limited resources in the team(in 7 reviews)

  • "Pay is well below average; working hours are brutal as you're expected to stay until the work is done(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Paralegal"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in London, England

    I worked at Slaughter and May full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture, people, work quality.

    Cons

    I left the firm for abroad.

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work and exceptional people to work with

    Cons

    Opaque culture and difficult to progress, pay is falling below market


  3. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The best, most demanding work, highly-intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Hours, pay compared to US firms

  4. "Good employer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England

    I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time

    Pros

    Gym membership; training; prestigious reputation

    Cons

    No cons to share at this time

  5. "High quality work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best quality work, and good pay (although less than many US firms). Hours are shorter than at some competitors.

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours and a high workload.

  6. "Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time

    Pros

    Creative - Dynamic - Client focused - Innovative

    Cons

    None. Outstanding firm. No weakness.

  7. "Company review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great name on your cv. Great deals and ability to gain experience.

    Cons

    The working hours can be very long.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits .

    Cons

    Not very diverse . .

  9. "Corporate dispute resolution"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispute Resolution Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training and a really broad range of work

    Cons

    The work is fantastic however it's far too arduous

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  10. "A lot of fun but a lot of work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Trainee in London, England

    I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoy the content of the work, and enjoy training to become a solicitor in such a fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of work, and although it can be hard it's worth it.

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