Career Prospects at Allens

Please tell us about promotion possibilities and fill us in on what it takes to move up the ranks.

Promotion is governed by performance but generally lawyers are promoted to associates after 2.5 years. Being promoted after than can take varying amounts of time dependent on the skills and performance of the applicant.
Entry level, Melbourne
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.
Entry level, Sydney
Promotions are based on merit, there are no time milestones you have to reach before you can be promoted.
Graduate, Melbourne
The first two years are very formulaic. You progress from a law graduate to a lawyer and then to an associate after completing your two 12 month rotations and settling in a practice group. After that the move is to Senior Associate a few more years. Then getting to partner is tough.
Graduate, Sydney
I don't really know. It seems to be quite meritocratic.
Graduate, Melbourne
Promotion is (supposedly) based on achievement of KPIs. It remains the reality, however, that no matter how good you are or how hard you work, time is the biggest determinant of promotion. Essentially, reaching the highest levels appears to be mainly about persevering long enough to get there.
Graduate, Melbourne
The progression from graduate to lawyer to associate is very easy. The move to Senior Associate, Managing Associate and finally to Partner is challenging and is based on merit, performance, and business needs.
Entry level, Melbourne