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7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2018)
"Forward-thinking, welcoming, challenging."
7.3 / 10
Formal Training
5.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
6.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
7.7 / 10
Pro Bono
8.3 / 10


  • Trainees are often given high-level work and are trusted with a variety of tasks.
  • While below those of some US firms, new qualifier salaries are above the Magic Circle level in the UK.
  • The small intake allows trainees to regularly work directly with partners and get given greater responsibility.
  • Regular informal training is provided by mentors throughout the training contract.


  • There may not be as much variety in departments as could be found at other firms.
  • Some trainees would have liked more firm-organised socialising.
  • Hours can be quite tough in some of the busier departments.
  • There could be more formal training provided across departments.

What insiders say about...

"I had two interviews, the second of which also included a written examination that..."

"There's an open-door culture during hours. Trainees get assigned work from newly..."

"I have experienced very few formal training programmes at Orrick during my time."

"Solicitors and partners are very accessible and make good mentors. My supervisors..."

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

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

"The pay is good at Orrick."

"The firm has a good pension scheme and life insurance policy. It also offers private..."

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

"There were a lot of questions about me and my application. The commercial questions..."

"The firm is doing everything it can to be green."

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

"I have had a lot of client interaction, although it depends on the seat one is currently..."

"There is a global focus on pro bono across the firm. There are firm-wide pro bono..."

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

"The fact that there is not as much interesting work in some of the firm's smaller..."

"A good sized US firm with a smaller intake but also big international presence."

"The retention rate has been really strong in recent years. I think this is a result..."

"Orrick represented Facebook against the Winklevoss twins (the lawsuit featured in..."

"Challenging, intellectual and ambitious."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"Qualification leave would be great."

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