Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, well respected and non-pretentious."
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...

"Historically Ashurst has always gone for outgoing, sociable people, keen to get involved..."

"There is a friendly environment, and you are not expected to stay late if you have..."

"We have had extensive training since starting and this continues throughout the training..."

"Supervisors and partners appreciate the effort put into good work, and are very supportive..."

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

"Peaks and troughs due to transactional nature. When not working on a deal, 9:00am-6/6:30pm..."

"The salary on offer at Ashurst is comparatively very good."

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

"Difficult interviews for those who did not do a vacation scheme here. Very much a..."

"I was asked questions on my work experience as well as brain teasers and questions..."

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

"The firm is committed to making it easier for women to become partners and providing..."

"I'm generally very satisfied with the quality of work I am given and have lots of..."

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

"Both my supervisors have been great. They are great teachers and sympathetic to my..."

"The hours can be long and it is very fast-paced."

"I applied here because of Ashurst's great culture, the quality of its work and the..."

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

"Cake for the team is viewed as mandatory on your birthday."

"Progressive and honest."

"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..."

"I think there could be more transparency on how you can ensure that you are kept..."

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