Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Collegiate and top notch work."
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 think it's extremely important to be yourself. A lot of people have good grades..."

"Everyone from PAs to partners are very approachable in the department where I am..."

"The organised training sessions that the firm puts on are generally very good and..."

"The partners and solicitors are, in general, keen to mentor trainees and encourage..."

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

"Like any City law firm there are periods where the hours are demanding. This is made..."

"Trainee pay is keeping pace with other silver circle and magic circle firms, but..."

"Taxi back in the evening when working late; having the back door access to Vivat..."

"Interview was quite relaxed. Discussed my application, motivation for applying, and..."

"Questions included: If I had to pick a new office for the firm, where would I pick..."

"There are recycling bins everywhere. The firm is now using an e-filing system to..."

"Lots of groups you can join, emergency childcare and women's network, maternity lunches..."

"My current seat doesn't give a lot of client interaction, but I know that other departments..."

"Most of my work is pro bono! It gives you greater responsibility and there is generally..."

"Exposure to top tier clients and complicated transactions."

"Some trainee tasks are heavily administrative."

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

"Retention rates seem to be dipping but this is mainly because people leave to work..."

"We have an office in Ulaanbaatar and have the largest transatlantic capability of..."

"Committed, forward thinking and supportive."

"The firm runs multiple events to introduce candidates of less privileged backgrounds..."

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

"I would like there to be more international secondments."

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