Pinsent Masons careers

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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly and ambitious."
Culture
9.1 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.2 / 10
 
Salary
7.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

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...

"The application process during the vacation placement involves an interview, an in-tray..."

"The effort Pinsent Masons puts into making all of its staff feel welcome and included..."

"There's departmental training for each seat that usually consists of two days at..."

"This isn't something that is set up but rather something that you create for yourself...."

"I love the London office. As much as I'd like to have my own office and the privacy..."

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

"I am satisfied with our pay. I do think that we were previously paid quite a bit..."

"We get discounted tickets at the Old Vic, which I have taken advantage of a few times...."

"I was asked to talk about something I had been following in the news. Try to pick..."

"The firm encourages us not to over print and has created policies in relation to..."

"We're very committed and have been recognised for our commitment by the Stonewall..."

"I am very satisfied with the quality of the work I am assigned in my current seat...."

"We have opportunities to get involved with charity events, volunteering at a charity..."

"The people and culture; practically everyone here is great to work with and fun to..."

"The lack of international secondments."

"The sectors it focuses on, its friendly culture and the quality of the work."

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

"We just won UK Legal Brand of the year and Law Firm of the Year!"

"Modern, friendly and supportive."

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

"I don't think it's quite right that you are given priority for your seat choices..."

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