Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Serious lawyers who don't always take themselves too seriously."
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...

"Someone bright and lively, full of energy and enthusiasm. Most of my contemporaries..."

"One of the best things about Ashurst is that it is very sociable both in the office..."

"A full induction programme at the start of the contract covering IT and presentations..."

"Everyone goes out of their way to explain the context to the work you're expected..."

"The offices need an overhaul but the location is great! Not much in terms of facilities..."

"Provided you complete your work as required, you are able to leave. There is no 'face-time'..."

"I'm very happy with my salary, but it would be nice to have the opportunity to get..."

"Many social events are put on at Ashurst, taxis are provided if working late and..."

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

"In my first interview with recruitment I was asked about myself and how I work with..."

"There are plenty of posters asking you to turn lights and computers off, and think..."

"The firm's awareness and training on these issues is at the forefront of everything..."

"Depends on the department and individual you are working for - most people appreciate..."

"I have worked on a variety of pro bono projects, from death row cases to the setting..."

"I am working in a great support network with a friendly intake, doing challenging..."

"The seat move system is not as transparent as it could be."

"The quality of the work available, the client calibre, the people, the culture, the..."

"Previously good, although not sure on current situation."

"George Harrison of the Beatles wrote a song about one of the firm's founders titled..."

"Collaborative, friendly, hard working."

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

"Stress levels vary depending on time pressures on particular deals or cases."

"Have no compulsory seats."

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