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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"A really exciting place to work with approachable, down-to-earth people."
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...

"Read up on the firm's strengths, goals and position in the market when you are applying...."

"Ashurst has excellent levels of cooperation and teamwork and an 'open-door' policy...."

"A full induction programme at the start of the contract covering IT and presentations..."

"Supervisors and partners appreciate the effort put into good work, and are very supportive..."

"One building is a lot newer and smarter! The other building isn't bad though. I like..."

"Hours vary wildly between departments but on average, I'd say my hours were good..."

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

"Overall it is a good benefit package, including a good pension and very good gym..."

"Back when I got my training contract, (over six years ago), it was one of the easiest..."

"What issues does the firm need to consider if they are opening an office? You are..."

"More could be done to reduce paper production."

"Strong commitment - compulsory diversity training and special events for women, LGBT,..."

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

"Fee earners are encouraged to do so many pro bono hours per work. Pro bono is taken..."

"The quality of work and training has to be the best thing about Ashurst."

"It can be tough to get a good work/life balance, but the same could be said of all..."

"The combination of high quality work and fantastic working culture was the reason..."

"Generally very good and competitive retention rates each year."

"We were the first law firm to have a telephone."

"Magic Circle without the pretension."

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

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

"It would be nice to have more information about the seat options. While we are given..."

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