Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"The firm is collaborative, collegial and interested in your development."
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
 
 

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.

What insiders say about...

"People who are friendly and will work hard. Basically someone who will fit in with..."

"Ashurst has a great culture; there are lots of team drinks and departments have budgets..."

"Good level of training, both trainee specific and department specific."

"Varying standards of supervisor; I've had two excellent, one average and one bad...."

"The office is smart but spread across two buildings and not as modern as some. The..."

"In a transactional department the hours can vary enormously and you can find yourself..."

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

"I'm currently living in a fantastic apartment in Dubai rent free."

"It's extremely competitive but the process is straightforward - no assessment centres..."

"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..."

"I haven't got involved myself but understand that there is a mentoring scheme for..."

"I have been given a range of work which has generally been of high quality."

"The firm does an awful lot of pro bono work, including work in legal advice centres..."

"Our truly open door policy means that you always get the help and support you need..."

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

"It was a firm that seemed to be going places. It was incredibly ambitious (and had..."

"They had a dip last year and the year before, but I think they're on the rise again,..."

"The Slaughter and May founders both trained here."

"A top ten firm in every way."

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

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

"Music facilities at the office - working to implement this!"

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