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

7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2015)
"Practical, diverse and supportive."
  • Trainees are often given high level work and are trusted with real responsibility
  • Salaries are above average for a City firm and are supplemented by a good set of perks
  • Working directly with partners provides lots of opportunities for development
  • Regular formal training is provided throughout the training contract
  • At times, a lack of direct supervision can lead trainees to feel a little out of their depth
  • Communication within the firm could be improved
  • Hours can be quite tough in some of the busier departments
  • Due to business needs, trainees have to pick up a certain amount of administrative tasks
6.9 / 10
Formal Training
6.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
6.2 / 10
8.0 / 10
7.0 / 10
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10

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