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

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, idiosyncratic at times, hard-working."
7.9 / 10
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
7.3 / 10
7.1 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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.

What insiders say about...

"Candidates should thoroughly research the firm and come prepared to think on their..."

"I really like Orrick's culture. The firm is very friendly and relaxed and has an..."

"There are regular lunchtime training sessions with lunch provided. These are generally..."

"Supervisors are excellent and extremely approachable, as are other partners. You're..."

"Everything functions very efficiently in the office. The dress code varies between..."

"The hours can be long and you are expected to stay until the job is done, but this..."

"The salary is good, and as far as I know trainees do not receive bonuses."

"The firm takes care of you if you have to work late evenings, meaning you have free..."

"The process involved an application form including academic qualifications, a covering..."

"In the first interview I was given a case study of a potential transaction and asked..."

"We have recycling bins everywhere."

"There is a strong female presence and the firm promotes diversity."

"As the firm doesn't take that many trainees, the quality of work I am given is quite..."

"I am working on a pro bono project at the moment with an associate where I am undertaking..."

"A large amount of responsibility is offered to trainees."

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

"The firm are international and have a good reputation."

"They've picked up in the last few years, along with business demand and the market...."

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

"Friendly and enterprising."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"I would like to have overseas secondments."

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