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

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, open, good team spirit."
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 the office there are strong team relationships. Whilst there is a high level of..."

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

"The more substantial work that I do is usually reviewed by a partner who gives me..."

"The location of the office is excellent. The dress code is relatively formal but..."

"The hours are very good in my current seat, but in the corporate and finance teams..."

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

"We have a range of standard benefits such as a season ticket loan, private medical..."

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

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

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

"We have a day dedicated to recognising diversity with various activities organised...."

"The work that I undertake is interesting and varied. My responsibilities include..."

"The firm aims for all lawyers to do a minimum of 20 hours of pro bono per year, this..."

"The size of the firm means that you get to know everyone really well and you are..."

"We occasionally have very long hours."

"I attended a talk given by the training principal and was really impressed by him..."

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

"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."

"More socialising of the trainee intake before you start."

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