Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, hard working, enjoyable 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...

"Strong academic background but the client and colleague care aspect is very important,..."

"Some departments are more hierarchical than others, but generally the culture is..."

"Training at Ashurst is excellent, with frequent and trainee-specific sessions, as..."

"'Open-door' policy - you can always ask other associates and partners for guidance..."

"Offices are fine if not overly glamorous. Location is great. The food in the canteen..."

"Hours vary from department to department with some far worse than others."

"The firm is not particularly transparent on the subject of salaries. Too focused..."

"The best perks come with helping out on the summer placement scheme - cookery classes,..."

"Since I joined, the intake has reduced and the interview process has become more..."

"I was asked questions along the lines of... "Tell me about a news story that interests..."

"We have beehives and a cycle to work initiative at Ashurst."

"The diversity in my intake is amazing. There are so many languages and experiences..."

"I am a first seat trainee in the corporate department and from day one have been..."

"The firm is really upping its pro bono commitment and there is now a requirement..."

"Trainees at Ashurst have a good level of responsibility and the firm works with high..."

"The appraisal system is a bit clunky, though this is being worked on. The bonus system..."

"Reputation as top corporate firm but with a friendly attitude."

"I am optimistic about the prospect of being kept at the end of my training contr..."

"The Slaughter and May founders both trained here."

"Friendly, hard-working teams."

"Variety of schemes, including 'Access Ashurst'."

"There are peaks and troughs. Sometimes your stress levels can be very high, but there..."

"More international secondments to be made available."

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