Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Ambitious, international and people-centric."
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...

"The biggest tips I have are: be able to back up anything you have said in your application..."

"My team is very social and some of the junior associates are good friends outside..."

"Training is all done in-house with carefully selected trainers. We get both non-legal..."

"Generally speaking, the lawyers that I have worked with have provided guidance and..."

"It's great to share an office with your supervisor. You get your own desk and there's..."

"In my current seat I work a reasonably regular 9.00 am – 7.00 pm. In my first seat..."

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

"Honestly, our perks are fairly standard for similar firms: taxis and free dinners..."

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

"If you were going to set up a new office, where would it be?"

"Apart from printing double sided and lights automatically turning off, I have not..."

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

"As a trainee, I have had little 'real work' experience, having been unfortunate in..."

"All trainees are assigned a pro bono client on joining the firm. From a trainee's..."

"The wide range of work I get to be involved in and the people are the best things..."

"Long hours/working weekends."

"I wanted a relatively large and well respected law firm so I could get the best training..."

"36 jobs offered for 29 trainees in the previous intake. Looks pretty decent."

"The rocky road in the coffee shop is an undiscovered delight."

"Highly driven but friendly."

"Work experience programmes for disadvantaged people/those who will be first in their..."

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

"I would prefer it if the option to go on a litigation course was more freely available..."

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