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Allens

4.8
  • #1 in Law
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Allens Reviews

Based on 14 surveyed graduates working at Allens. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.8
Based on 14 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • 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

9.2
Career Prospects
9.2
Career Prospects
Promotions are based on merit, there are no time milestones you have to reach before you can be promoted.
9.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
Allens has many pro bono clients and pro bono work is given the same priority and recognition as billable work. Also Allens chooses ethical and environmentally friendly suppliers wherever possible.
9.3
Culture
9.3
Culture
There are a lot of opportunities to attend training, interesting presentations and social functions. The company is very engaged with the community and we are encouraged to be involved in programs such as the Homeless Persons Legal Service.
8.7
Diversity
8.7
Diversity
Women and LGBTI are very well supported. Very low ethnic diversity.
9.4
Satisfaction
9.4
Satisfaction
Involved in corporate transactions including private and public M&A and capital raisings. Have the opportunity to get involved in project management and significant client contact.
8.8
Management
8.8
Management
They are easily accessible and approachable. Generally very good at giving constructive and positive feedback.
9
Office Work Environment
9
Office Work Environment
Great location. We still have offices and not open plan which is great. Dress code is corporate but you don't have to wear a tie which is great.
9
Recruitment
9
Recruitment
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.
8.8
Salary
8.8
Salary
Pay is high compared to mid-tier firms but seems pretty average amongst top tier firms. Taxis after 7.30 in winter, 8.30 in summer. Cooked dinners at 7.30 each night by professional chefs. Wine club and sports club with various events through out the year. Plenty of networking events, such as comedy shows, dinners, and lunches. Professional bodies membership fees paid for.
9.5
Training
9.5
Training
Weekly sessions on different aspects of the company's business, learnt practical skills to apply on the job
7.1
Work Hours
7.1
Work Hours
Generally 9-6.30, but when you are busy you are expected to work all hours including weekends to get the work done.
9.2
Sustainability
9.2
Sustainability
Allens has a footprint committee, there are lots of fundraisers and other endeavours (e.g. Meat free Monday, recycling, Earth hour)