TARGETjobs black logo
Pinsent Masons careers

Get the inside buzz from graduates at Pinsent Masons

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2018)
"Innovative and friendly."
9.1 / 10
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
8.2 / 10
7.1 / 10
8.9 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10


  • There is a wide variety of work for trainees and they are given increasing responsibility as their training contract progresses.
  • 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.
  • The firm is ranked very highly by Stonewall for its diversity.


  • 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...

"I was a vacation placement student and that application process involved an application..."

"I think the culture is one of the strong points of the firm. Most people are approachable,..."

"The training is very comprehensive and we hit our training hours within the first..."

"Each trainee is given a supervisor. The supervisor involvement varies according to..."

"The Leeds office has re-vamped the reception area but the working floors could do..."

"My hours have varied from very relaxed (9.30 am to 6.00 pm) to quite intense (working..."

"The pay is fine but lower than at some other firms. I'm not aware of any bonuses...."

"Our firm matches our pension contributions by the standard 5%. There's also a subsidised..."

"The questions were mostly competency-based. PM likes it when you can show you have..."

"There are some recycling facilities, but I think we could be a lot better."

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

"The work is generally of a great quality and I'm given enough responsibility to be..."

"My personal experience of the firm has been very positive in regards to pro bono..."

"I like the quality of the work, the fact that I have supportive colleagues and the..."

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

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

"They are typically okay. The year above me had it tough as there were so many of..."

"The name was originally going to be Mason Pinsent, which is hard to imagine now!"

"Modern, friendly and supportive."

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

"Providing for more international secondments would be great."

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!