Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"The global girl next door - likeable and widely underestimated."
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...

"Excellent academics are taken as read so anything candidates can do outside of their..."

"My department only has semi-regular team socials, but these are well-organised and..."

"Regular training and talks during law school. Two weeks of training before starting..."

"From personal experience, mentors and supervisors have been keen and enthusiastic..."

"The office space could be improved, but a move is planned in the near future. The..."

"Hours vary depending on your department and workload. The firm tries to be flexible..."

"I am glad that trainees do not participate in the bonus pool - it would cause additional..."

"Departmental social events (which are on average fortnightly) usually don't involve..."

"I had one interview with graduate recruitment and one with two partners. They have..."

"I was asked what sorts of things I would need to think about if I owned a catering..."

"There are plenty of posters asking you to turn lights and computers off, and think..."

"There are a lot of good schemes and projects being set up including a women's forum..."

"With supervisors it is usually a case of proving yourself on the easier/more mundane..."

"We are always getting information about pro bono work so there are loads of opportunities..."

"You get given real responsibility and opportunities to get involved in a wide range..."

"The small trainee intake is both good and bad: great training and exposure to work..."

"The culture, quality of work and good opportunities for secondment were all factors..."

"The firm, I understand, has a generally high retention rate."

"There is a book on the history of Ashurst, which includes very old photos of the..."

"An all-round high-flyer."

"Variety of schemes, including 'Access Ashurst'."

"At busy times it can get very stressful and you may be given a lot of responsibility,..."

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

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