Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 27 ratings in 2018)
"Energetic, focused and passionate."
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...

"Cover the standard questions of why commercial law, why the firm and why you. Specifically..."

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

"There is a structured training programme in the first year of the training contract...."

"Everyone is given a trainee and partner mentor, who are very accessible. However,..."

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

"You are expected to work hard when you have work on but this will be the case at..."

"Our pay is very good for a City law firm."

"There are free tickets to Arsenal matches, concerts at the O2 arena and other high-profile..."

"I was asked questions about my CV and my motivations for working in law."

"We no longer use plastic cutlery or paper cups. There has been a big push towards..."

"We have a women's group, an LGBTQ+ group and a BAME group. We also hosted a diversity..."

"The work I have been assigned has been mixed. Much of it has inevitably been quite..."

"We are strongly encouraged to participate in the wide variety of pro bono projects..."

"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 non-rotational system, the personalities of the interviewers and the atmosphere..."

"They used to be 100% but have had a slight dip recently. This is mainly due to large..."

"We have a personal trainer on site every day who runs group classes. Taking time..."

"A global powerhouse with a great offering to clients."

"More communication in terms of performance feedback. It's often quite hard to tell..."

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!