Get the inside buzz from graduates at Pinsent Masons

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2017)
"Ambitious, approachable and amiable."
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.4 / 10
 
Hours
7.9 / 10
 
Salary
7.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • There is a wide variety of work for trainees and they are given increasing responsibility as their training contract progresses.
  • It’s a diverse firm with varied employees from all over the country following multiple mergers.
  • There are many social events to attend as well as a friendly and supportive culture.
  • Employees are able to have a degree of flexibility in their working hours when needed.

Cons

  • Pay is seen as being lower than some competitors, especially in the regional offices.
  • The experiences of trainees can vary between departments and supervisors.
  • Many trainees would like to have more international secondments available.
  • Some felt that they would like more control over their seat allocations.

What insiders say about...

"Know the firm really well. It goes without saying but don't just use information..."

"It's a very social place to work, both in the office and out. Team drinks are relatively..."

"The training at the firm is very thorough. You undergo training for each department..."

"All solicitors and partners are extremely approachable and great to work with. Feedback..."

"The location is excellent and only three minutes from Liverpool Street. The offices..."

"The working hours are better than I had feared and I have found the firm flexible...."

"The salary is standard for a trainee solicitor in a similar international law fi..."

"If you keep an eye out you can usually get some free tickets to the cricket at the..."

"I mostly had competency-based questions around areas such as teamwork, organisation..."

"We have various recycling stations all over the offices and these are pointed out..."

"The firm has diversity groups for minorities and works hard to improve firm policies..."

"The work given to trainees at Pinsent Masons is of a very high standard. While there..."

"I haven't had the opportunity to do any pro bono work but there are other volunteering..."

"The firm has the open and friendly attitude of regional offices with the calibre..."

"The expectation to work a lot longer than your contracted hours, though this is the..."

"Pinsent Masons was one of the few firms adopting a sectoral approach at the time..."

"I think the retention rates are very good. My impression is that if you want a job,..."

"Our London offices appear in a lot of TV programmes. Our lifts were recently in ..."

"International, market-leading and friendly."

"During the vacation scheme, the emphasis was more on the firm getting to know you...."

"More transparency at the earlier stages of the qualification process."

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