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

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, welcoming, open."
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
 
 

What insiders say about...

"A cover letter application, followed by a first stage interview with HR and a lawyer,..."

"There's a good culture in the office with lots of lunchtime events/talks organised..."

"The breadth of the practice means that the training is thorough and as a trainee..."

"I have had fabulous mentoring - my mentor has from day one been very welcoming and..."

"Fantastic office which has beautiful views of St. Paul's, I can see the Shard from..."

"My hours have varied from department to department. The hours can be very long, especially..."

"Trainees and new qualifiers are paid well – at least at (and, in some cases, above)..."

"As well as the usual medical insurance, we also get very good dental cover. There's..."

"I had two 90 minute interviews with two lawyers and a member of the graduate recruitment..."

"I was given an exercise on a legal issue and time to prepare before presenting my..."

"Motion sensor lights are used in bathrooms and all our printers are set to double-sided..."

"The firm has an annual day which recognizes diversity during which it puts on events..."

"I am in my first seat in real estate, and I have my own files and have interacted..."

"We receive many emails from offices around the world in relation to pro bono work..."

"The interesting work and the level of independence that trainees have."

"Personally, the transparency of the qualification process is a minus."

"The size of the London office compared with its global reach made it very appealing...."

"The firm's retention rates have been varied. At present they seem fairly good."

"Orrick is one of the oldest standing law firms in San Francisco."

"Friendly, idiosyncratic at times, hard-working."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

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