Get the inside buzz from graduates at Pinsent Masons

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2017)
"A friendly atmosphere with a good work/life balance."
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..."

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

"I have found that a lot of internal training takes place throughout each seat. This..."

"My personal experience of all the partners and mentors I have worked with has been..."

"The London office is nice, modern and open-plan with an in-house restaurant and Costa...."

"My hours are generally very good with the odd late night thrown in. This really does..."

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

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

"The questions are predominantly competency based. You might be asked about your strengths..."

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

"I feel that the firm is very committed to diversity and equality. There are a number..."

"I have been more satisfied with the quality as I've progressed during my traineeship...."

"I have been involved in several projects with local schools. These have included..."

"The culture. The firm is largely non-hierarchical and a pleasant place to work. The..."

"Because we don't have a propensity to work all of the hours in the day, we're paid..."

"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..."

"We have an office in the Falklands."

"Modern, friendly and supportive."

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

"More regular discussions with your trainee supervisor throughout the seat as opposed..."

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