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

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"American, tech, energy."
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...

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"In my experience the culture seem fairly formal with a clear hierarchy. That said,..."

"There is a very good level of training at the firm. We have frequent trainee-specific..."

"My supervisor is a very good mentor. She always takes the time to provide context..."

"We're in a great location on Cheapside. The client floor is very nice. We're running..."

"It varies between departments and workload. You are never expected to stay in the..."

"The Orrick trainee salary is competitive and higher than most UK firms, however,..."

"You can order taxis and dinners at the firm's expense when working late. We also..."

"I took part in an open day, which effectively counted as a first round in the system,..."

"As well as the standard questions about reasons for applying etc, the interview panel..."

"Recycling facilitates are available, but more could be done."

"The firm has a good mix of people from different backgrounds, though recruitment..."

"Depending on seats, the amount of client contact is high and responsibility of matters..."

"The firm has a very good pro bono programme. In the short time that I have been with..."

"Orrick is a US firm, but it's different from the general type of US firms in London...."

"It can be intense. You need to be ready for the responsibility that comes with a..."

"I liked the fact that it is a small office with great international work and a lot..."

"With such a small intake, there can be a fair amount of fluctuation in the retention..."

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

"Ambitious and driven."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"Provide more formal training."

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