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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious and growing, with a friendly ethos."
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...

"Get to know the firm and its strategy, prepare potential commercial scenarios, be..."

"The culture and ethos is incredibly friendly. Everyone, from trainees to partners,..."

"The negotiation skills training was particularly useful and enjoyable."

"There is no formal mentoring process. I have had very good experiences with my supervisors,..."

"Offices are fine. It would be good to have a gym on-site though. Dress code is smart..."

"When you have to leave on time one evening, people are very understanding. But, in..."

"Pay is competitive. Trainees do not receive bonuses which is a good thing - some..."

"You can charge dinner to the client after 7:00pm and a taxi after 10:00pm - but I..."

"When I applied a few years ago, I did a vacation scheme, submitted a CV and a cover..."

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

"More could be done to reduce paper production."

"There are loads of networks to support staff from diverse backgrounds and the LGBT..."

"In my role as a trainee in the Banking Department I am working on loan portfolios...."

"The firm has a long-standing relationship with Toynbee Hall, one of the oldest legal..."

"Great people with equally impressive partners. A broad variety of work streams that..."

"Fear of not being retained, compulsory finance seat, not getting the seats you would..."

"I met two trainees at a law fair who showed me the type of people that I would be..."

"Ashurst have a good retention rate due to streamlining the process. The effect of..."

"We were the first law firm to have a telephone line - telephone number 15."

"Friendly, good quality of work, innovative."

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

"I've never felt under undue pressure and feel that the more senior fee earners that..."

"I would have leaving at 5:30pm on a Friday as standard. There is nothing more upsetting..."

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