Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Committed, forward thinking and supportive."
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...

"Strong academics, positive and driven. Best preparation for the interview is to be..."

"Everyone is very welcoming and I always feel that I can ask questions if I need to...."

"The firm takes its training commitment seriously and the training which I have received..."

"Great mentors from different areas of the firm. The partners are very accessible..."

"The location of our office is great for me; very near Tube and Thameslink (Farringdon/City..."

"There is a culture that expects you to work late and unfortunately some people feel..."

"Pay is good for trainees, but it should keep up with US firms."

"Good pension scheme with employer contributions which was recently implemented. Up..."

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

"I was asked about why I chose the firm, recent events in the news and things that..."

"There are recycling bins. The lights are smart and will only switch on if someone..."

"There is a target of 40% female partners in the next five years. There is also a..."

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

"Every trainee now gets a pro bono client before they start at the firm. Every other..."

"To me the pluses are the lawyers I work with and the big name clients."

"The NQ job application process is not ideal."

"I applied here because this was the only big firm where I felt I'd be valued rather..."

"I have been offered a job at the firm but not in my first choice department."

"Lord Nelson was believed to be a client of the firm (as it then was)."

"Bit too hierarchical."

"The firm takes part in many initiatives with local schools and other organisations..."

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

"Trainee bonuses. Pre-training contract travel scholarships."

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