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

"I think the firm looks for academic excellence, commercial awareness, confidence,..."

"Having sat in two transactional seats, I feel that the working hours tend to be very..."

"Plenty of it and a team of people working on it full-time to make sure it is good..."

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

"The location is great - as we are on the edge of the city, we have a lot more choice..."

"The firm encourages a healthy work/life balance when it comes to working hours."

"The salary of trainees is very generous."

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

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

"I was asked questions along the lines of... "Tell me about a news story that interests..."

"The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee is keen on this, but personally I don't..."

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

"Depends on the department and individual you are working for - most people appreciate..."

"I have worked on pro bono projects with Reprieve and Amicus. We have a dedicated..."

"The people and the working environment. Such a genuinely collegiate place to wor..."

"No Christmas party this year! Changing the goal posts in terms of compulsory seats..."

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

"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!"

"International, collegiate, intellectually challenging."

"The range of corporate social responsibility programmes is impressive."

"Fairly stressful. Senior fee earners have a habit of forwarding emails and asking..."

"Doing more seats within the two year training contract would broaden trainees' e..."

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