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."
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...

"Good grades, languages, hard-working, positive, understands the role and what is..."

"Most people are approachable and there is an 'open-door' policy, which only encourages..."

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

"Feedback is readily available and all levels of fee earners are easily approachable...."

"The location and facilities are good. What you would expect. Dress code various between..."

"Work hours vary depending on department and case/transaction. There is no pressure..."

"Trainees' pay is very generous, considering we can access the Magic Circle level..."

"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..."

"In my interview I was asked news-related questions; scenario questions and the typical..."

"We haven't had as much training in environmental matters as other areas, but a number..."

"There are regular firm-wide diversity awareness sessions as well as talks from external..."

"Life in a busy department, work is satisfying - trainees are trusted to liaise with..."

"Reviewing cases for Reprieve. Going to Toynbee Hall Legal Advice Centre."

"Top notch work, great clients and exposure to some of the brightest legal brains..."

"The office is split over two buildings but we will be moving offices soon."

"The reputation both as a great international law firm and also as a friendly and..."

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

"Ashurst was the first law firm to use the telephone - our number was 15!"

"Ashurst is a friendly, passionate and hard-working firm."

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

"There are stressful moments - but the workload is not unmanageable."

"A room with a view."

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