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7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 27 ratings in 2018)
"Collegiate and friendly with a hard-working atmosphere."
7.5 / 10
Formal Training
6.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
6.6 / 10
8.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
Pro Bono
6.4 / 10


  • The non-rotational structure of the training contract results in a lot of freedom and responsibility.
  • Trainees are given high-quality work and feel they are entrusted with more responsibility than peers at other firms.
  • There is a very flat hierarchy and a welcoming and cooperative culture.
  • The salary is very competitive and among the highest in the City.


  • The unique structure of the training contract may not be suited to everyone.
  • Trainees have to source their own work, which can lead to fluctuating and unpredictable workloads.
  • There could be more frequent feedback for trainees to ensure that they are developing properly.
  • Some trainees feel that there could be more detailed information about specific departmental vacancies on qualification.

What insiders say about...

"Be sure to refer to the non-rotational training contract system and show an understanding..."

"In my short time here, I feel Jones Day has experienced a massive culture shift...."

"Our training is very hands on and provides a steep learning curve, though it can..."

"They are accessible and will make time for you but are often too busy to train you...."

"The office is laid out well and has a pleasant feel to it. The dress code is smart..."

"It's very flexible provided you are completing your work. I am generally in the office..."

"I am happy with the remuneration we get from the firm."

"There is a free on-site gym and an excellent subsidised cafeteria. Partners often..."

"The questions were more focused on me as a person rather than legal topics."

"The firm has made great strides in green initiatives in the last few years. There..."

"This does seem to be a priority for the firm, although I think more could be done..."

"We are given more responsibility and more interesting things to do than peers at..."

"The US seems to have some great projects but they are fewer and further between in..."

"I enjoy the non-rotational training system as it allows me to follow my interests..."

"Sometimes having conflicting workloads and managing the expectations of others in..."

"The straightforward application and the fact that it was a global firm. It had a..."

"Retention rates are good and the firm makes an effort to encourage people to stay...."

"There is a cake trolley on a Friday. It's amazing!"

"Energetic, focused and passionate."

"Have a more equal spread of work. Some individuals will be constantly busy whereas..."

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