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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)
"Friendly, supportive and ambitious."
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...

"Candidates should thoroughly research the firm and come prepared to think on their..."

"There's a good culture in the office with lots of lunchtime events/talks organised..."

"Associates and partners give training specifically to trainees at least once a month..."

"There is a good support network, although you don't always get feedback on every..."

"The office is very comfortable and well located. The dress code is traditional City..."

"There really is no face-time culture, though there is quite a rigid approach when..."

"Pay is good but it's beginning to fall behind other US firms."

"The firm offer a good contribution towards a gym membership, and free dinners when..."

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

"The questions initially assessed why I was applying for the training contract and..."

"We have recycling bins and the firm is currently developing a system to have paperless..."

"The firm has a good mix of people from different backgrounds, though recruitment..."

"The quality of work is excellent and there's a huge variety of different things to..."

"The firm sends regular emails with details of the available pro bono work. First..."

"The firm has a very friendly culture that makes it an enjoyable place to work."

"There is sometimes a lack of oversight in what trainees do, which can lead to feelings..."

"I was encouraged to apply to Orrick because of the small trainee intake; I didn't..."

"Retention rates are generally very good. Orrick does have a policy of trying to grow..."

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

"Friendly, open, good team spirit."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"More socialising of the trainee intake before you start."

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