Pay generally in Australia is too low for young lawyers when compared against our peers in other international jurisdictions.
Bonuses and the whole structure surrounding them are extremely opaque and some transparency on the awarding of them and calculation of their magnitude would be welcomed.
I'm satisfied. The packages for international secondments are really generous.
Pay as a first year graduate is in line with the market average for a top tier firm in Perth.
Graduate, Perth, Australia
Pay is market but not at the top of the market. Bonuses can be good but relatively opaque on how they are determined.
Salaries are generous.
In Australia it is market rate/at the correct level, I am satisfied. When compared with overseas, it is comparably low (esp London trainees), of course this reflects markets etc. No bonuses for graduates which is fine. However bonus scheme is not clear on any level, hours worked are sometimesunjustifiable against pay. I feel that hours worked over the weekend (given contracted working days etc) should be added toward annual leave, it only seems equitable.
Graduate, Dubai and Perth
The salaries are not as high as our counterparts - this could be improved. Bonuses are dependent on performance.
Pay seems fair, not enough time spent at the firm to comment at this stage.