Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Challenging and interesting work."
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's a good idea to get a vacation scheme, although not essential. The interview..."

"It's not very hierarchical so there's been good cooperation and teamwork with almost..."

"There are a few training programmes but these are early on in the seat. Some of what..."

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

"Trainees sit in an office with their supervisor. Generally, most of the lawyers sit..."

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

"No bonuses for trainees but a high base salary."

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

"Generally the interview process was quite relaxed, although this must vary with the..."

"Questions included: why do I want to work for Hogan Lovells, why did I choose to..."

"We have plastic beakers for water rather than paper cups. There are recycling bins..."

"The set-up for diversity programmes is very impressive, and much is done to encourage..."

"I have had a lot of responsibility, especially in pro bono matters where I have felt..."

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

"Genuinely friendly atmosphere; quality of the work; client secondment opportunities..."

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

"The high quality of work, reasonable work/life balance, initiatives towards supporting..."

"Historically pretty good."

"The sleeping 'pods' are actually like hotel rooms."

"Welcoming, high-expectations, hierarchical."

"The firm works with some schools close by and often has them in for workshops about..."

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

"Pension contributions for trainees!"

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