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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"A vibrant, commercial and friendly firm."
Pros: 
  • Colleagues are friendly, intelligent and happy to help others develop.
  • Trainees are given good levels of responsibility from the outset.
  • Offices are open-plan, meaning trainees get the opportunity to sit alongside (and learn from) partners and senior lawyers.
  • Trainees have contact with clients on a regular basis.
Cons: 
  • Hours can be fairly long when workloads are high.
  • Trainee salaries are not particularly high when compared to other firms nationally, but there are bonuses available.
  • Communication around seat changes could be clearer with more notice given.
  • It can be difficult to receive feedback in some departments.
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
 
Hours
8.7 / 10
 
Salary
6.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Consider the various competencies you might be asked to show and have examples prepared..."

"The firm is a very friendly place to work, and as it is open-plan, allows interaction..."

"There is a thorough induction week at the beginning of the training contract including..."

"Some are more accessible than others but generally, if caught at the right time,..."

"All the offices are very different - both in style, personnel and in terms of the..."

"I'm contracted to work 9:00am to 5:15pm but usually work from 8:30am to 6:00pm. There..."

"Ashfords has a fantastic bonus scheme but probably a lower wage compared to comp..."

"Drinks and nibbles in the office kitchen at 5.00 pm every Thursday, taxis and dinner..."

"I completed a week-long vacation scheme, which was followed by an assessment day..."

"I was asked why I applied for Ashfords, and I had to talk about a time where I had..."

"Recycling initiatives are regularly pushed. The offices are supposed to be paperless...."

"Ashfords has a strong diversity policy in place which can be seen through its recruitment,..."

"This differs from department to department. Within the Bristol Employment team there..."

"I have not yet had the opportunity to engage in pro bono work, but the firm does..."

"The personal attitude taken to staff development (in particular at a junior level)..."

"The pay when compared to other similar size firms in the area."

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"A more open seat move process and more communication regarding the available options..."

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