Culture

9.0 / 10

(based on 25 ratings in 2017)

2017

"It's a very social place to work, both in the office and out. Team drinks are relatively regular and colleagues take an interest in your life outside of work. There are also lots of trainee-organised events."
First year trainee, London
"In terms of hierarchy, the partners and other members of staff are extremely approachable and there is a good culture of taking lunch and catching up with colleagues. There are a lot of opportunities to socialise, with regular events organised by the office social committees. The trainees and junior members of staff also organise nights out among ourselves on a fairly regular basis."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"I think the culture is one of the strong points of the firm. Most people are approachable, friendly and are willing to help. There is a strong impression that everyone is pulling in the same direction and has bought into what we are trying to achieve as a firm. The hierarchy is quite flat because of the open-plan nature of the offices. Floors tend to be quite chatty and people are generally open to going to get coffees and drinks to catch up. There is a broad range of activities out of hours that are generally good and well attended."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a great atmosphere among trainees and junior lawyers as well as approachable and sociable senior colleagues."
Second year trainee, Glasgow
"I appreciate that there may be teams that are not as transparent as mine but, in general, I find that the teams are friendly, open and willing to improve. For example, the entire trainee training system in my team has been revamped on the back of trainee feedback. It's widely felt that the people in charge will listen and make changes if you're unhappy. We have some really great socials at the firm from the crazy Christmas, Easter and Summer parties to playing ping pong in the cafeteria."
Second year trainee, London
"The effort Pinsent Masons puts into making all of its staff feel welcome and included is fantastic. There are open-plan offices, a large sports budget and upwards reviews, which help to make the firm an incredible place to work."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The firm's culture is outstanding and has lived up to my expectations. I chose to apply for a training contract with Pinsent Masons and to join the firm because of its culture. Everybody I have come across in the office has been friendly and welcoming. We often have office drinks, team socials and trainee socials at the firm. We also had a sports day in July but our most renowned event is our Christmas party, which is always fancy dress. Last year the theme was decades and each floor was given a different decade, the winning team was our projects, infrastructure and concessions department, which went as different Mario characters."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"There is no sense of hierarchy and everyone is approachable. There is also a good social environment outside of work."
Second year trainee, Belfast

2013

"There was a friendly atmosphere but at the same time, clearly everyone was working hard. It was a good balance. There were also lots of social events which meant you got to know staff and fellow interns."
Intern,
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