Get the inside buzz from graduates at Pinsent Masons

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2017)
"International, market-leading and friendly."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.4 / 10
7.9 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.9 / 10
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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..."

"There was a friendly atmosphere but at the same time, clearly everyone was working..."

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

"Solicitors are very accessible and I have always felt able to approach people to..."

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

"The hours can be tough but I have never worked beyond 11.00 pm. The firm also offers..."

"It's great for Northern Ireland but less than in the regional offices."

"If you stay after 7.00 pm then you can claim up to £15 for dinner. If you stay after..."

"I was mostly asked about my interests and the path that had lead me to law and to..."

"I haven't been aware of much in this area. There is a push to do as much online as..."

"There are a lot of networks throughout the firm that promote LGBT, female equality..."

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

"I have taken part in a mentoring scheme based in Archway, acting as a mentor to year..."

"It's an extremely friendly firm. Socials are encouraged and you can ask questions..."

"There's a lack of international secondments and the quality of your experience can..."

"It had a strong reputation in contentious tax and a broad technology department."

"The retention rates are good at the firm but the available new qualifier positions..."


"Bright and friendly people who work hard."

"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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