Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, focused 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...

"If you are serious about applying to Hogan Lovells, look carefully at the kind of..."

"There's a lot of cooperation and teamwork and, on several occasions, some partners..."

"We have regular internal training as well as an intensive two week course at the..."

"The open-door nature is very helpful to junior lawyers. Those more senior are happy..."

"The dress code is smart. The offices are spacious and light with a particularly impressive..."

"Long hours, but generally doing interesting work. No one expects you to stay late..."

"Comparable to other City firms but no pension for trainees and poor NQ pay in comparison..."

"Good standard benefits. The firm provides a service for employees to outsource the..."

"I went through a two part interview process for the vacation scheme. The vacation..."

"I was asked about recent commercial news stories and what parts of the firm would..."

"Efforts are clearly made in this area, but we are in a very paper-heavy industry..."

"Hogan Lovells really takes its diversity seriously and when applying to the firm..."

"I have been doing a lot of substantive work, both research and client facing work..."

"Every trainee now gets a pro bono client before they start at the firm. Every other..."

"You feel that you are being trained up to a very high standard."

"Unpredictable hours, some departments involve a lot of administrative work for trainees..."

"The diverse range of practice areas in which the firm excels, the international opportunities..."

"Retention rates have been variable over the past few years. It remains to be seen..."

"There are Celebrations in all of the meeting rooms. Unfortunately, you're normally..."

"Good work, bad life."

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

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

"More formalised contact between fourth seaters and the trainee cohort in respect..."

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