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Slaughter and May Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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Steve Cooke
4 Ratings
  1. "Good place to develop experience but limited progression"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slaughter and May full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally a very friendly firm with lots of perks and staff benefits. The firm has a brilliant mentoring programme, which I’d highly advise new joiners to sign up to. Business services teams are quite small so you have a great exposure to work, projects and learning new skills. Excellent reputation and brand.

    Cons

    Sadly a tough firm to progress in - you can push and push yourself but the firm has a very flat structure and won’t consider progressing great talent. Suggesting new ideas/changes is quite challenging. This is particularly tough in business development where you have to go through many teams and you still have pushback. The firm isn’t big on letting its staff work from home - some people can work from home and others...

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    Advice to Management

    Managers should listen to their executives/assistants to take on board new innovative ideas and processes. The firm is very traditional and new ideas and suggestions should be embraced. Listen to staff feedback, turnover is very quick here. During my time here, I saw many people leave for the same reasons and it felt as if the feedback was never addressed.

    Slaughter and May2019-06-19
  2. "TC at Slaughter and May"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Slaughter and May full-time

      Pros

      Solid firm with decent prospects for graduates

      Cons

      Mystique is a myth and offices are average.

      Slaughter and May2019-04-15
    • "A great place to be"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Slaughter and May full-time

      Pros

      A wide variety of project work and intersting day to day work in a very collaborative culture

      Cons

      You are expected to work hard and have good attention to detail - this isn't a place for someone looking for an easy ride but it is worth the hard work.

      Advice to Management

      Keep investing in systems and technology for the wider firm

      Slaughter and May2019-02-08
    • "Amazing"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Slaughter and May full-time

        Pros

        friendly people, good work, drinks

        Cons

        long hours, pressure, dodgy promotion

        Slaughter and May2018-11-20
      • "Digital executive"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend

          I worked at Slaughter and May full-time

          Pros

          There were good internal seminars on interesting topics.

          Cons

          Teams were very siloed and there wasn’t much cross training.

          Slaughter and May2018-09-14
        • "simply the best"

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          Former Employee - Corporate Lawyer in London, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Slaughter and May for more than 10 years

          Pros

          brilliant people, top clients, collegiate atmosphere

          Cons

          long hours, high pressure

          Advice to Management

          keep doing what you're doing

          Slaughter and May2018-07-27
        • "Reflections"

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          Former Employee - Paralegal in London, England

          I worked at Slaughter and May full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Nice central London office space

          Cons

          Some tough people who work extremely hard

          Advice to Management

          Give paralegals a route to TCs

          Slaughter and May2018-06-13
        • "Good place to train"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Slaughter and May full-time

          Pros

          Fantastic reputation and top class transaction

          Cons

          Poor long term job prospects

          Slaughter and May2018-05-24
        • "Great training"

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          Current Employee - Associate Lawyer 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

          Ability to work on some of the biggest / most noteworthy matters for ftse 100 clients. Great post Slaughters career prospects, too.

          Cons

          The pay is definitely below what other similar level firms are offering in the city. There is also a mystery around the partnership prospects to those not in the know.

          Advice to Management

          There needs to be better syncing up between partnership and HR; some of the employee management I think would be better outsourced off the partner’s desks.

          Slaughter and May2018-04-02
        • "Good"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Slaughter and May full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Great magic circle law firm and good training.

          Cons

          Difficult to progress as very hierarchical

          Slaughter and May2018-04-03
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