Get the inside buzz from graduates at Pinsent Masons

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2017)
"Modern, friendly and supportive."
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..."

"There's a great atmosphere among trainees and junior lawyers as well as approachable..."

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

"Everyone has been supportive in helping me to improve my skills in the teams I have..."

"The location of the Edinburgh office is excellent with many shops and restaurants..."

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

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

"Membership to the Royal Academy and good cricket tickets!"

"I knew nothing about finance at the time as I had just completed a sports science..."

"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..."

"This varied from department to department. A lot of what I did in some departments..."

"The firm is very committed. For instance, I've mentored children in inner-city Birmingham..."

"There is a genuinely positive and supportive culture here at Pinsents, which I think..."

"There is a high chance of having to do two property seats in the Birmingham office...."

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

"The firm has had the odd bad year but this has been down to too many trainees going..."

"Our building is apparently haunted."

"A friendly atmosphere with a good work/life balance."

"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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