Get the inside buzz from graduates at Foot Anstey

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2016)
"Supportive, friendly, skilled."
Pros: 
  • The office is seen as being welcoming, supportive and professional.
  • A lot of effort is made to ensure that trainees receive a high level of both formal and informal training.
  • People at the firm are allowed a lifestyle hour outside of work each week that can be used however they like.
  • The work offered includes a lot of responsibility and client contact from the beginning of the training contract.
Cons: 
  • Some felt that firm-organised socialising was lacking, making it difficult to integrate when moving offices.
  • Trainee workloads may not be monitored as closely as they could be, which can lead to trainees being assigned too much too quickly.
  • The firm does not organise specific pro bono work.
  • Jobs offered to new qualifiers may not be in their first choice of location.
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
 
Hours
8.4 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.0 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"You can apply with or without a vacation scheme. For the assessment day, which includes..."

"This is dependent on the office and each team has a bit of a different feel. I haven't..."

"Very strong. There's internal and external training in each seat and at the start..."

"Each trainee is paired with a buddy (often a solicitor or an associate) and also..."

"I have worked in a number of the firm's offices and they are all at good locations...."

"Generally good hours. There's no expectation to stay late at all. Sometimes the demands..."

"The trainee pay is very competitive. The bonus scheme has recently been changed,..."

"The firm has introduced a relocation policy, which is very helpful. I joined the..."

"I was asked some competency-based questions and there was a discussion around the..."

"A lot of the teams at Foot Anstey are 'paperless' and we are encouraged to not have..."

"There's a good split of males to females and we have a good proportion of ethnic..."

"Each seat is different in terms of exposure but all seek to give good-quality workloads...."

"Our firm does not do any specific pro bono work but they do give each person the..."

"The friendly and approachable atmosphere. From day one I've had a chance to get stuck..."

"You may be required to work in a geographical location you might not otherwise have..."

"I needed a firm with good clients but wanted to avoid the rat race of working in..."

"I'm fairly confident, although some seats are highly sought after. It is not guaranteed..."

"The trainees do a 'skit' each year at the Christmas party."

"Ambitious, focused, friendly."

"Supervisors should have more visibility on the workload you are given from the rest..."

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