Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"An incredible firm dedicated to bringing out the best in its trainees."
  • The non-rotational structure of the training contract results in a lot of freedom and responsibility.
  • Trainees are able to join a project at the start and see it all the way to its conclusion.
  • Mentors take their roles seriously and dedicate a lot of time to helping out trainees.
  • The salary for trainees is at the higher end of the profession.
  • 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 they are developing properly.
  • If you’re not used to managing your own workload, you may end up with competing deadlines.
8.5 / 10
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
7.3 / 10
7.9 / 10
7.0 / 10
Pro Bono
7.1 / 10

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