Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"The firm is collaborative, ambitious and offers high quality..."
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...

"Very bright, engaging and lacking in pretension. Tips: come on a tour of the offices..."

"Ashurst is traditionally a very sociable firm and this seems to continue to be the..."

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

"There is no formal mentoring process. I have had very good experiences with my supervisors,..."

"We will be moving offices to bring us all into one building and to upgrade our facilities...."

"The earliest I've left in my first three weeks is 8:30pm. The latest? Not on the..."

"Decent pay, though not as high as other law firms."

"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..."

"The classic lift question at the end: Assume you don't get the job. We get in the..."

"There's recycling in the buildings but I don't know much about the details."

"Whilst I think the firm is really trying hard to improve on diversity, the results..."

"Depends on the department but in a transactional team trainees generally gets lots..."

"There always seems to be pro bono drives going on, such as work at Toynbee Hall and..."

"There is a really friendly environment at the firm, with everyone's doors open. You..."

"The hours can be unpredictable. You may be working very late at night in the run..."

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

"Generally very good and competitive retention rates each year."

"One of the founders of Roll on Friday is a partner at Ashurst."

"High quality work, high quality clients, good atmosphere."

"The firm is currently working with Rare, an organisation specifically set up to help..."

"I've never felt under undue pressure and feel that the more senior fee earners that..."

"A wider range of opportunities for client secondments, rather than solely finance-based...."

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