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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Great work, great culture."
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...

"You should research the firm and know it inside out. Also know why you want to work..."

"There is an 'open-door' policy, support is always available if needed - I am yet..."

"Ashurst specific training modules are very well tailored."

"Trainees have mid-seat and end-of-seat appraisals with feedback from solicitors they..."

"The dress code is business casual and dress down on a Friday. The offices are a serious..."

"Compared to some colleagues I've had a fairly easy ride, but I still don't enjoy..."

"Pay is really good for a first job in London - and it only gets better. No bonuses..."

"Taxis home and dinner if you work late. Completion dinners are always at very nice..."

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

"In the interview I was asked why I want to be a solicitor rather than a barrister,..."

"Visible efforts with signs for recycling and the odd email, but nothing spectacu..."

"The firm seems to be willing to tackle the issue of gender diversity, especially..."

"Responsibilities include drafting, attending meetings, research, updating clients..."

"Compulsory visits to the welfare benefits clinic for all trainees."

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

"At times long hours but busy periods are usually followed with quieter ones so there..."

"The level of responsibility and the general friendly culture."

"They used to be very steady but have dropped off recently. I am fairly confident..."

"The firm's new offices will be at the London Fruit and Wool Exchange, which was the..."

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

"Takes part in many initiatives. This is something that has really improved recen..."

"It doesn't usually stay stressful for long periods of time. After two weeks of stress..."

"Allow trainees to book holiday in their next seat."

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