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Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Ashurst LLP

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2019)
"A really exciting place to work with approachable, down-to-earth..."
Culture
8.1 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
 
Hours
6.4 / 10
 
Salary
7.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.3 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • There is a welcoming and friendly working environment.
  • Trainees are given a lot of personal responsibility while still being supported.
  • Trainees have access to a wide variety of high-quality training programmes.
  • A great support network of mentors and feedback is in place to help trainees develop their skills.

Cons

  • The IT systems could benefit from an update.
  • At busy times, work hours can be long and unpredictable.
  • Some feel that the HR department could be more open.
  • There could be more options when it comes to secondments.

What insiders say about...

"The application process consists of an interview with HR, a short written case study..."

"It is a very sociable firm with a good working culture. People are genuinely very..."

"Regular training and talks during law school. Two weeks of training before starting..."

"I am part of a mentoring programme at work, which has been great because it allows..."

"The offices are at the end of their working life as we are moving to a new building..."

"Required to stay late when necessary. Otherwise, leave at a fairly reasonable time...."

"The salary is great and we're paid well. Trainees are now eligible for bonuses too...."

"I'm currently living in a fantastic apartment in Dubai rent free."

"Since I joined, the intake has reduced and the interview process has become more..."

"If you had a million pounds to invest in a company, what company would you invest..."

"More could be done to reduce paper production."

"In my opinion there is a good mix of people at the firm, both in terms of background,..."

"Naturally your trainee role varies in each department but I have found a direct correlation..."

"There's a wide variety of legal and non legal pro bono opportunities."

"Exciting time with the merger, smaller intake of trainees."

"Pressure from clients can build, and I have found the amount of work difficult at..."

"The reputation both as a great international law firm and also as a friendly and..."

"The retention rates are consistently high and therefore I am hopeful I will be kept..."

"Rumour has it that The Ritz hotel signed a tongue-in-cheek IP licence agreement so..."

"A really exciting place to work with approachable, down-to-earth people."

"The firm is currently working with Rare, an organisation specifically set up to help..."

"Fairly stressful. Senior fee earners have a habit of forwarding emails and asking..."

"Less 'face-time', guarantee of seats."

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