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

7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2017)
"Overall a friendly and engaging place to work."
6.7 / 10
Formal Training
6.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
7.2 / 10
6.7 / 10
7.2 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 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 and get given greater responsibility.
  • Regular informal training is provided by mentors throughout the training contract.


  • The high levels of responsibility can lead to some trainees feeling pressured.
  • Some trainees would have liked more firm-organised socialising.
  • Hours can be quite tough in some of the busier departments.
  • There could be more training provided on soft skills and administration.

What insiders say about...

"The application process consists of an online application and a covering letter...."

"While there is clearly a hierarchical structure, colleagues are friendly and welcoming...."

"Formal training generally takes the form of trainee organised speeches and lectures..."

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

"Our office space and location is good but the shower facilities could be improve..."

"We are able to work autonomously, so nobody is clock checking."

"The pay is above average for a firm in the City so I am pleased. I am not familiar..."

"We get life assurance, a gym subsidy (£35 towards a gym of your choice), dental,..."

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

"I was asked to talk about a commercial topic that was relevant at the time. I was..."

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

"We have a diversity initiative day each year called DiveIn. It promotes diversity..."

"I perform research tasks, fact checking, proofreading, booklet creation and bundling..."

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

"Very high-level work and an incredibly welcoming team."

"We occasionally have very long hours."

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

"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, open, good team spirit."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"I would like the firm to introduce international secondments."

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