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..."

"This is what drew me to Hogan Lovells. We have a great office culture where we work..."

"The firm runs a social enterprise training session before you start – it's fantastic...."

"You are assigned a partner mentor at the beginning; mine has been very accessible...."

"Offices are nice. Staff cafeteria is handy but food is pretty bad and sometimes not..."

"My weekends are sacrosanct and while I sometimes have to work very late to turn documents..."

"Trainees are very well remunerated although they are not included in the bonus s..."

"Taxis home, expenses for international secondments, free lunches at graduate recruitment..."

"I interviewed for a vacation scheme first. I had to complete an online critical thinking..."

"The questions mainly related to the kind of lawyer I wanted to be, and what I wanted..."

"Recycling is available on every floor, everyone is given a cup to reduce bottles..."

"Hogan Lovells is deservedly regarded as one of the more progressive firms in this..."

"I have been at an important all-day client meeting (which I helped to set up) and..."

"Really good pro bono opportunities – dedicated pro bono team offers and allocates..."

"Top quality training and seemingly better hours than other silver circle and magic..."

"There can be an expectation that you will work very long hours. Occasionally there..."

"I applied to Hogan Lovells because it had a good reputation and offered interesting..."

"Reasonable in the present climate."

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

"Ambitious and driven whilst staying true to its approachable reputation."

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

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

"Offer more feedback to trainees."

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