Get the inside buzz from graduates at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, international."
Pros: 
  • Trainees are often given high-level work and are trusted with a variety of tasks.
  • While below those of some US firms, salaries are around the magic circle level in the UK.
  • The small intake allows trainees to regularly work directly with partners.
  • Regular informal training is provided by mentors throughout the training contract.
Cons: 
  • More seat-specific training could be offered to trainees.
  • Some trainees would have liked more firm-organised socialising.
  • Hours can be quite tough in some of the busier departments.
  • Some departments may only have one trainee.
Culture
7.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10
 
 

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