Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Dynamic, friendly and ambitious."
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...

"Strong academics, positive and driven. Best preparation for the interview is to be..."

"The culture is very open, and most people are ready to give help and advice. We are..."

"Plenty of training about particular practice areas once you begin a seat, though..."

"In my experience, there is a very high standard of mentoring at the firm. I receive..."

"The location is fantastic (Farringdon), the office is very light and the facilities..."

"There is no culture of 'face-time', but during busy periods you can be working long..."

"Bonuses are not available to trainees, but I don't really have a problem with that...."

"Perks include dinners and taxis if you work late. When on international secondment..."

"The interview process was welcoming and not too daunting. The types of questions..."

"I was questioned further on some of the things in my application form. I was also..."

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

"There are frequent women's events and LGBT events."

"In most seats I have had significant responsibilities and by my third and fourth..."

"I have carried out pro bono work for a range of charities involved in everything..."

"Although a top City firm, there is still generally a very supportive and friendly..."

"The NQ job application process is not ideal."

"The friendly and open-minded nature of employees I had met, the type of work and..."

"Reasonable in the present climate."

"We are the official legal services provider to the Paralympic Association. We often..."

"Exciting, challenging, fulfilling."

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

"The firm is very supportive and I have had a very good experience with supervisors..."

"HR to be more accommodating to seat preferences."

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