TARGETjobs black logo
City scape

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2018)
"Global firm in a small London office."
7.3 / 10
Formal Training
5.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
6.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
7.7 / 10
Pro Bono
8.3 / 10


  • Trainees are often given high-level work and are trusted with a variety of tasks.
  • While below those of some US firms, new qualifier salaries are above the Magic Circle level in the UK.
  • The small intake allows trainees to regularly work directly with partners and get given greater responsibility.
  • Regular informal training is provided by mentors throughout the training contract.


  • There may not be as much variety in departments as could be found at other firms.
  • Some trainees would have liked more firm-organised socialising.
  • Hours can be quite tough in some of the busier departments.
  • There could be more formal training provided across departments.

What insiders say about...

"There are open days in the spring and the standard application process consists of..."

"Everyone pulls together and is very supportive. The fee earners work very hard but..."

"We had an extensive induction, as well as training sessions every week at Orrick...."

"The feedback I receive on work I do is regular and speedy. This is important to me..."

"The offices are in a great location at the heart of the City. Space is becoming a..."

"I'm on multiple deals that require my attention at the moment so I'm doing longer..."

"The pay is above average for a firm in the City so I am pleased. I am not familiar..."

"There's a good pension and other benefits including healthcare and good corporate..."

"I took part in an open day, which effectively counted as a first round in the system,..."

"There were written questions on drafting, for which answers were prepared immediately..."

"We have recycling bins, but that's about as far as it goes."

"There are lots of women around the office, and often in very senior positions which..."

"I perform research tasks, fact checking, proofreading, booklet creation and bundling..."

"I have not yet taken part, but we receive emails every week from Orrick with interesting..."

"The team are great fun to work with and many of them are excellent teachers that..."

"The hours can be quite long."

"I applied here because of the type of work Orrick does. Being involved with a lot..."

"The firm's retention rates have been varied. At present they seem fairly good."

"The firm has been established in London for 20 years."

"Global firm in a small London office."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"It would be good if there was the option of completing an overseas seat as part of..."

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!