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

7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly and enterprising."
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...

"My best advice is to try to get on the open day, as that way you can also figure..."

"Some departments are friendly and collegiate but others can be a little more competitive...."

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

"The people selected as supervisors and mentors have been universally good in my experience...."

"We take up the top three floors of our building and are based in between Bank and..."

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

"I'm more or less happy with my lot. It can be easy to look at firms that pay higher..."

"There's a good pension and other benefits including healthcare and good corporate..."

"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..."

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

"We have a diversity committee and they organise events throughout the year."

"I have a good amount of responsibility as well as being supervised to a good standard...."

"Orrick is very committed to pro bono and, as trainees, we are encouraged to take..."

"The small intake means that you have the opportunity to work closely with partners...."

"There is sometimes a lack of oversight in what trainees do, which can lead to feelings..."

"I wanted to apply to a US firm with a small trainee intake. The culture and feel..."

"The firm is growing in size and this is generating increasing amounts of work. All..."

"It's still possible to request a Blackberry work phone."

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

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"I would like to have overseas secondments."

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