Salary at Allens

What are your thoughts on pay and bonuses at your company?

Pay is high compared to mid-tier firms but seems pretty average amongst top tier firms.
Entry level, Melbourne
Pay could be better, however as far as I am aware this is not an issue with my employer but the market generally. Pay is in line with top end of market I believe.
Graduate, Melbourne
Pay is better than I would expected at a junior level however bonuses do not kick in until the third year level which can be particularly frustrating when you are working long hours as a junior.
Entry level, Sydney
I don't know much about pay scales and bonuses at this stage.
Graduate, Sydney
Good, but not market leading
Graduate, Sydney
I think the pay for a graduate salary is very reasonable and more than what is competitive.
Graduate, Melbourne
The base rate of pay is good, and accords with my expectations. I am disappointed that graduates are excluded from the firm's incentive structure, on the basis that it is unfair to make graduates "compete" with each other while they are still learning. My opinion is that having been a law student, and got a job at this firm, I am clearly capable of learning and competing at the same time - if there was genuine concern about placing too much competitive pressure on young lawyers, why make us compete so hard to get jobs here? I'd much rather be incentivised so that I know that working hard = more money, now. As it is now, working hard = risk of burnout for some vague, uncertain promotion, respect or reward "one day" that might never come.
Graduate, Melbourne
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.
Entry level, Melbourne

What are your company's best or most unusual perks? For example: free tickets, free dinners, moving expenses, taxis, pension, etc.

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.
Entry level, Melbourne
Free gym membership Taxis Free dinners
Graduate, Melbourne
Taxis, free tickets to events
Entry level, Sydney
Gym membership, free dinners, after hours taxis, ability to work from home when necessary
Entry level, Sydney
Free dinners from 7.30pm, free gym, free taxis after 8pm, frequent free lunches.
Graduate, Melbourne
Taxis/dinners after 7, free gym, lots of networking etc events.
Graduate, Perth
Free dinners and taxis, heaps of free food generally at meetings and training sessions. Heaps of training sessions for juniors about different areas of the law. Heaps of opportunities to get involved in different things.
Graduate, Melbourne
Corporate credit card; free dinner; free taxis home; office to leave stuff; gym membership; phone bill subsidy
Graduate, Sydney
Free gym; matched workplace giving; dinners after 7:30pm; some company consumer discounts are useful
Graduate, Melbourne
Free gym memberships, free dinners past 7.30pm, free taxis past 8.30pm, various discounts on retail, travel, etc.
Graduate, Melbourne
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
Entry level, Melbourne
Free gym membership, free dinner if you are working until 7.30pm, free taxis home if working late
Graduate, Melbourne