Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Ashurst is friendly and offers an excellent quality of work with international scope."
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...

"I would recommend that interview candidates consider Ashurst's core values and remember..."

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

"In the first two weeks of each seat there are six or seven training sessions specific..."

"It really depends on who your supervisor is. I would say the majority of the supervisors..."

"There is a lack of space, for the real estate department in particular. Also, not..."

"Required to stay late when necessary. Otherwise, leave at a fairly reasonable time...."

"The salary of trainees is very generous."

"Ashurst has fantastic completion lunches on offer."

"Since I joined, the intake has reduced and the interview process has become more..."

"Lots of background questions regarding my interests, extracurricular activities at..."

"Recycling is available, and solicitors are encouraged to make smart choices that..."

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

"You are given as much responsibility as you seek to take on. Client contact varies..."

"I have worked for a charity which supports people on death row and an NGO which protects..."

"Trainees are offered good quality work with lots of responsibility and work among..."

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

"Reports on the firm's culture and a gut feeling having attended drinks post-inte..."

"Ashurst has high retention rates."

"We did all the real estate work to make the two massive Westfield shopping centres..."

"A top ten firm in every way."

"Ashurst is now implementing initiatives with schools and young people in the borough..."

"Able to control my work, even at times when it feels like I have lots of it. Help..."

"Improve the quality of food in the café."

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