Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly and welcoming."
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
5.5 / 10
 
Hours
6.9 / 10
 
Salary
7.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.2 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • There is a welcoming and friendly working environment.
  • Trainees are given a lot of personal responsibility while still being supported.
  • Trainees have access to a wide variety of high-quality training programmes.
  • 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 feel that the HR department could be more open.
  • There could be more options when it comes to secondments.

What insiders say about...

"The firm looks for candidates with an international outlook, good academics and a..."

"My department only has semi-regular team socials, but these are well-organised and..."

"Relevant legal skills are developed in each seat rotation, and training sessions..."

"Generally supervision is good and in my experience supervisors have gone out of their..."

"The offices aren't particularly fancy, in my opinion, but are five minutes from Liverpool..."

"Work hours vary depending on department and case/transaction. There is no pressure..."

"Pay for trainees is very competitive. Can't comment on higher up."

"The best perk is a number of services being available at the office at no cost e.g...."

"Back when I got my training contract, (over six years ago), it was one of the easiest..."

"I was asked what sorts of things I would need to think about if I owned a catering..."

"I think more could be done. Some lights are often left on overnight when we should..."

"We have diversity training and there are often events where external speakers run..."

"Generally, I have had a very good level of responsibility and client interaction..."

"There are lots of opportunities (and much encouragement) to get involved in a wide..."

"A range of interesting, high-level work and likeable colleagues at all levels within..."

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

"Word of mouth - my firm has an excellent reputation for being friendly and a tad..."

"The qualification process could be clearer at times and I feel that it could be set..."

"Ashurst has beehives!"

"Outgoing, bold, bright."

"Trainees get involved in initiatives in local schools, and graduate recruitment have..."

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

"Better work/life balance."

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