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Reviews by Allens graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.2GradAustralia surveyed 21 graduates working at Allens. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 21 responses.
- The continued focus on education and development.
- Extremely good training; working with leading lawyers who are committed to your development. Friendly, very inclusive culture. Working on high profile and complex matters
- The people, the training, the support initiatives, the development programs such as Allens accelerate. I mostly proud of Allens LGBT initiatives as well as support for indigenous reconciliation plans and pro bono activities.
- Supportive and friendly work environment, exceptional training and challenging work.
- Excellent resources and support, working with other highly engaged people, working for great clients on interesting matters
- The hours required to sometimes work.
- The internal pressure to perform and working long hours.
- The hours can be brutal.
- Expensive to park in the city
- As with all elite law firms, there can be high pressure and long hours, but the work environment helps with that.
What insiders say about…
There is some more mundane work (doc review etc.) but they try to mix it up as much as possible to give you broad, interesting experience
Everyone is cooperative and there is a great junior culture, the juniors build strong relationships and will enjoy team drinks and firm drinks together. While there is obviously a level of hierarchy, if you are ready you will always be given more responsibility despite your year level.
Process included an application, online assessments including psychological tests, two interviews (including an assessment interview).
Many questions related to commerciality and how I am able to translate legal studies into a commercial environment.
Read up on commercial news, stay up to date with commercial law, and try to understand what law means in a commercial context.
Very flexible with working arrangements if you need to work from home or work flexible hours.
I am satisfied with my pay because it is standard for the legal industry however I am well aware I could work less hours for more pay outside a top tier firm.
There is Allens Advantage which is discounts at most major brands and outlets, there is free dinners, free taxis and free drinks and food at functions. As a junior lawyer there is an Arena events which are networking events at interesting locations. This year it was at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Managers are generally approachable, positive feedback is regular and managers are always quick to pass on positive client feedback
Possibly too much training - the three week induction programme is hard going
Progression to associate level after the graduate program is not difficult however in order to make senior associate candidates must undergo an interview process. The firm has recently moved away from lock-step progression so that high performers can be promoted despite their year level.
Allens is a strong leader in promoting women, LGBTI and indigenous workers.
Allens has a range of programs to ensure employees come from a range of backgrounds. For example, the offices take indigenous interns around Australia.
The firm runs a very extensive pro bono program, focussing on homeless law issues. It has a reconciliation committee, and a LGBTIQ committee.
Extremely good offices at 101 Collins Street. Amazing art gallery collection and very modern office space. Known as having the best offices of any law firm
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