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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Encourages growth by providing opportunities."
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...

"I would encourage applicants to research the firm's new 'BASE' program for new j..."

"Everyone is very approachable, even the partners. There doesn't seem to be a very..."

"There is a two-week induction course before you start as a trainee and ongoing in-house..."

"I have received good feedback from the senior lawyers I work with. In particular,..."

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

"The hours are as long as they need to be. There is no concept of 'face-time', so..."

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

"The in-house gym is free to use with classes in the mornings, afternoons and evenings...."

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

"I was asked to explain how the credit crunch happened and how I think the next couple..."

"The firm certainly expresses a willingness to reduce its carbon footprint. I have..."

"Lots of diversity programmes throughout the application process and in the firm...."

"You are afforded a lot of responsibility very early on and whilst this can seem daunting..."

"The firm allows for 50 hours of pro bono time to count towards billable targets...."

"People are very approachable and helpful - there is a good atmosphere and people..."

"The lack of trainee bonuses is a bit disheartening."

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

"The retention rates are not very high. There is more emphasis on 'business needs'..."

"We have the tallest free-standing water feature in Europe."

"Professional, responsive, supportive, pro bono."

"A lot of 'access' days. I have given presentations at schools around London regarding..."

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

"Pension contributions for trainees!"

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