Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"A professional, flexible and ambitious firm to work for."
Pros: 
  • A welcoming and friendly working environment.
  • Trainees are given a lot of personal responsibility without being overwhelmed.
  • Achieving diversity with regards to the gender and ethnicity of employees is taken very seriously.
  • A great support network of mentors and feedback is in place to help trainees develop their skills.
Cons: 
  • The IT systems could benefit from an update.
  • At busy times, work hours can be long and unpredictable.
  • Some felt that the seat move system lacked transparency.
  • There could be more options when it comes to secondments.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.7 / 10
 
Hours
7.1 / 10
 
Salary
7.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.1 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"My advice is to research the firm and make an effort to get to know it. That may..."

"In my experience, everyone is friendly and goes out of their way to help."

"Training goes beyond the Professional Skills Courses. On changing seats each department..."

"Associates that work with trainees tend to be more willing and able to explain the..."

"The office is a pleasant environment with excellent facilities. The location by Liverpool..."

"The hours are good. It varies from seat to seat but you only have to stay late when..."

"Salaries are competitive."

"Taxis after 10:00pm can be charged to client, supper after 7:00pm can be charged..."

"It's extremely competitive but the process is straightforward - no assessment centres..."

"I was asked why I wanted to work for Ashurst and given questions on a commercial..."

"As with any law firm, there's far too much printing."

"Lots of training about diversity but not sure it necessarily relates to the amount..."

"This varies by seat. But if you say you have not had exposure to clients, people..."

"There are many opportunities to take part in various types of pro bono work: from..."

"Very friendly people who are easy to get on with and the opportunity to work on very..."

"At times I can feel under-resourced to complete the amount of work I'm assigned."

"The quality of work, great reputation, and international opportunities available..."

"Retention rates are very good. This is due to the firm wanting to retain each trainee..."

"We were the first law firm to have a telephone."

"An ambitious international law firm with a supportive and cohesive culture."

"Wide recruitment efforts with various fairs and work experience schemes."

"There are stressful moments - but the workload is not unmanageable."

"Improve the quality of food in the café."

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