Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Wonderful people, great work and yummy cookies."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
 
Hours
7.5 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Know your application form and the firm inside-out. Prepare to be asked about commercial..."

"The firm is sociable and warm with a good element of teamwork. Some teams work together..."

"We have continual formal training from associates and partners. Also, there are numerous..."

"There is a general lack of feedback across the board. Trainees are appointed a mentor..."

"Dress code isn't too uptight which is nice, obviously you have to look smart but..."

"It depends on the department, but having done two Finance seats, my hours have been..."

"Comparable to other City firms but no pension for trainees and poor NQ pay in comparison..."

"You can take up to three months' qualification leave."

"The interview process was welcoming and not too daunting. The types of questions..."

"Questions included: why do I want to work for Hogan Lovells, why did I choose to..."

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

"Diversity initiatives with regard to women and LGBT have been commendable. More work..."

"I have a fair amount of client interaction, but am also required to act in a support..."

"The firm is incredibly committed to pro bono and there is something for everyone..."

"Working on innovative and high-profile matters whilst in an open and collegiate ..."

"Internal training can be a bit limited in some areas."

"Hogan Lovells is a highly regarded firm with a good reputation in terms of culture..."

"Reasonable in the present climate."

"On the 11th floor, they have amazing squishy cookies for clients/meetings."

"A truly excellent place to work: inclusive, exciting, challenging and fun."

"Some small events however most of the trainees I know are from highly privileged..."

"You are expected to get things done, but the support is there."

"I would like the firm to have a more consistent policy regarding the role of tra..."

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