Slaughter and May Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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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)

  • "Challenging to manage work life balance(in 4 reviews)

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    It seems partners are much more flexible with associates who have kids than with those who don’t. If it’s okay for my colleague with a kid to leave at 5 pm and log on later, why isn’t that the same for me (no kids)? My obligations might be different, but I still have a life and want to be able to do certain things, like catch that evening workout class or cook dinner for my partner. As you can probably tell, my firm is operating 100% in person. There is no point here — I’m just whining.

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great team

      Nov 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great annual leave, canteen prices, teams and resources

      Cons

      Haven't worked here long enough yet

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Fine

      Oct 23, 2021 - Trainee Solicitor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As corporate law firms go they are fine.

      Cons

      But they are still a corporate law firm.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work; great training

      Oct 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Working with very intelligent people; respect for work life balance; great training

      Cons

      Pay is one of the lowest amongst magic circle firms

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Sep 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great, great, great, great, great

      Cons

      None, none, none, none, none,

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Firm

      Aug 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The expectation that the quality of your work and each individual will be the very best. The benefits are pretty decent too.

      Cons

      There are not too many cons to speak of, but there is a significant disparity within the firm on the legal and business services functions.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Thrilling

      Aug 14, 2021 - Corporate Lawyer in London, England
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      Pros

      Everyday is different so you constantly have to be on your toes

      Cons

      Long hours and covering shifts

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      High quality lawyers

      Aug 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The lawyers at the firm are very smart and people are friendly. High profile and interesting work

      Cons

      The firm does has outdated technology and does not have a true reflection of diversity

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good training. Bad work life balance.

      Jul 18, 2021 - Associate in London, England
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      Pros

      Good training. Great clients. No billable hours.

      Cons

      Demanding partners. Long hours. Pay not as competitive as other firms where you work similar hours.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Wonderful firm

      Jun 30, 2021 - Associate in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      no billable hours has created a very supportive culture. Great place to train and to learn.

      Cons

      perhaps remuneration could be better but generally no cons.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Magic circle firm, excellent work

      Jun 16, 2021 - Associate Lawyer in London, England
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      Pros

      Excellent work, great client, collegiate atmosphere

      Cons

      Relatively lean teams means it can be difficult to mantain a work-life balance

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