Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Collegiate, friendly, competitive. Snapping at the heels of the magic circle."
8.4 / 10
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
7.4 / 10
7.8 / 10
8.6 / 10
Pro Bono
9.1 / 10


  • The salary for trainees is comparable to magic circle firms.
  • There’s a broad range of practice areas allowing for interesting and varied work.
  • The non-hierarchical atmosphere at the firm is open and welcoming.
  • Hours are seen as being fair and the firm is encouraging more flexible working.


  • Trainees are not eligible for bonuses.
  • The high responsibility given to trainees can make some feel pressured.
  • Seat choices are sometimes seen as lacking transparency and flexibility.
  • Some feel that more support could be offered by HR.

What insiders say about...

"It involved a Watson-Glaser online test, an interview with two partners that focused..."

"The firm is not particularly hierarchical and you feel like your opinion genuinely..."

"Great supervisors. Department-specific training talks and meetings. Information packs...."

"In my department the associates are always on hand to help or answer questions. There..."

"The office is in a good location and has good facilities though the staff cafeteria..."

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

"Pay is on the up again. Very competitive trainee and NQ salary."

"There is a gym in basement of building with free classes every morning, lunch and..."

"I went through a two part interview process for the vacation scheme. The vacation..."

"I was asked about recent commercial news stories and what parts of the firm would..."

"Efforts are clearly made in this area, but we are in a very paper-heavy industry..."

"The firm is increasingly becoming more diverse and our female managing partner in..."

"My previous seat was more rewarding. My current seat is a litigation seat so there..."

"We do work for the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre."

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

"The unpredictability of the hours means it can be hard to make plans at times."

"The people I met prior to joining Hogan Lovells convinced me that I would enjoy coming..."

"Good, but vary according to department availability applied for and market condi..."

"Although the two parts of the firm (the US LLP and International LLP) are legally..."

"Friendly, ambitious and successful."

"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."

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