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Pluses

2016

"Broad range of practice areas, including some niche departments. This results in the potential to do more unusual and interesting work."
Second year trainee, London
"International network of offices and work and the potential for international travel."
Second year trainee, London
"Great group of people. Supervisors are genuinely interested in your career progression. High-quality work."
Second year trainee, London
"The environment/atmosphere. The overwhelming majority of people that I have met are friendly and happy. Even very senior people are happy to talk or explain something."
First year trainee, London
"I get to work for very high-profile internationally known clients. I have also been trusted with considerable responsibility and been given proper legal work."
First year trainee, London
"Although a top City firm, there is still generally a very supportive and friendly culture. Salary."
First year trainee, London
"Very collegiate and collaborative atmosphere. People are friendly and there is generally an open door policy."
First year trainee, London
"There is a great variety of international and client secondment opportunities."
Second year trainee, London
"Top quality training and seemingly better hours than other silver circle and magic circle firms."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The people and the work environment. The quality of the work."
First year trainee, London
"Top quality work combined with a collaborative and welcoming culture."
First year trainee, London
"Approachable culture, no face-time, genuine people."
First year trainee, London
"You feel that you are being trained up to a very high standard."
Second year trainee, London
"Great people, good working culture, good work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"Inclusive culture and high quality training."
Second year trainee, London
"High quality of work, international reach and the extremely friendly nature of the office."
First year trainee, London
"People are very approachable and helpful - there is a good atmosphere and people seem generally happy in their work."
First year trainee, London
"Nice people, fairly good attitude to work/life balance, top clients, trainee are treated well. The firm has a good attitude towards women in the workplace and working families which, long term, is important to me."
Second year trainee, London
"To me the pluses are the lawyers I work with and the big name clients."
Second year trainee, London/Dubai

2014

"Colleagues are approachable and supportive. High-quality work. High-quality clients."
Second year trainee, London
"The support services such as research enquiries and facilities like the gym, as well as great colleagues."
Second year trainee, London
"Constructive approach to work/life balance compared to other firms and the culture."
First year trainee, London
"Senior lawyers are very approachable and have real respect for the more junior trainees and NQs. Expectations are usually reasonable."
Second year trainee, London
"Exposure to top tier clients and complicated transactions."
First year trainee, London
"Working on innovative and high-profile matters whilst in an open and collegiate environment."
First year trainee, London
"Being sent on international secondment; challenging and interesting deals; excellent colleagues who are easy to work with."
Second year trainee, London
"Genuinely friendly atmosphere; quality of the work; client secondment opportunities and the food!"
First year trainee, London
"The sense of community and collegiality. Challenged to take on responsibility from day one."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Chance to work with very competent lawyers, support staff and clients."
Second year trainee, London
"The wide range of work I get to be involved in and the people are the best things about Hogan Lovells."
First year trainee, London
"Good salary, good experience."
First year trainee, London
"The amount of responsibility afforded to trainees from a very early stage. The people you work with on a daily basis."
Second year trainee, London
"Very friendly atmosphere. Great range and calibre of work."
First year trainee, London
"Highly collaborative atmosphere - it's rare to think you can't approach someone to ask for help."
First year trainee, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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