Based on 30 surveyed graduates working at Herbert Smith Freehills. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
Based on 30 reviews
Pros & Cons
- The networks I am building from the amount of talented people I come into contact with
- The steep learning curve; we are constantly being challenged and pushed - The branding associated with my workplace
The high calibre of the training you receive and the respect you are treated with by all staff.
Working on great matters with great people.
I am empowered to grow and take responsibility right from the get-go. There are numerous opportunities for mentoring and development, both legally and commercially.
Working with the best minds in the legal industry and working with sophisticated clients.
The long hours and high pressure environment.
Hours can be long when busy.
Sometimes the hierarchy can mean work is not provided to you in the most timely way.
Irregular hours and lack of control of workflow.
Sometimes there are long hours and late nights but that is to be expected when working at a top tier commercial law firm.
What Insiders Say
Easy to move up the ranks when you get the required experience.
By industry standards the pay is good. Bonuses are also good but the focus is now on offering less bonuses but making them larger.
Free firm lunch every Wednesday. Kitchen with excellent chefs that cook dinner if you have to work late.