Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Modern. Forward thinking. Friendly."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
7.5 / 10
8.0 / 10
8.2 / 10
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10


  • Salary for trainees is comparable to magic circle firms.
  • A broad range of practise areas allows for interesting and unusual work.
  • The atmosphere at the firm is open and welcoming.


  • Trainees are not eligible for bonuses.
  • It is mandatory for trainees to sit in certain seats, even if it is not somewhere they hope to qualify into.
  • It can be difficult to stand out in such a large firm.

What insiders say about...

"Prepare to be asked how you would cope with difficult situations. The firm is looking..."

"Hogan Lovells provides a really good atmosphere to work in. Everyone is approachable...."

"There are a few training programmes but these are early on in the seat. Some of what..."

"Solicitors and partners are generally very approachable."

"The offices are modern and well designed and kept with the gym being a bonus, (although..."

"It was never going to be a 9-5, but all-nighters are rare. I've never had to use..."

"Trainees don't get a bonus, but otherwise salary is standard for a firm of this ..."

"Occasional Wembley tickets. I went to watch the FA cup final at Wembley the other..."

"The process involved an online critical thinking test, followed by an assessment..."

"Standard interview questions relating to why Hogan Lovells, why a career in law etc...."

"I am not aware of any initiatives apart from general recycling and encouragement..."

"The majority of people here seem to be from a white middle-class background. In my..."

"Quality of work is overall poor. Often a glorified PA, often a lot of data entry...."

"Every trainee will be involved in pro bono in every seat. This is taken very seriously..."

"The support services such as research enquiries and facilities like the gym, as well..."

"Uncertainty of permanent position following qualification."

"I wanted to work in a market leading international firm. I looked at the top ten..."

"Reasonable in the present climate."

"We have our own private entrance to the bar/restaurant underneath the firm!"

"Approachable, diverse, professional."

"We do regular events for school children and university students from less privileged..."

"Stress is usually related to needing someone outside your team to get something to..."

"More predictable hours - frankly an impossible wish."