Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly and outgoing."
7.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
7.5 / 10
7.3 / 10
7.5 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 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 culture.


  • 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.

What insiders say about...

"The application process is very simple (CV and covering letter) and places emphasis..."

"The firm has a strong social scene with drinks after work at the Harrow being a favourite,..."

"The training system comprises bi-weekly formal training sessions in the first year,..."

"I have found everyone (senior partners, associates and support staff) to be extremely..."

"The offices are brilliant. Trainees share with other trainees, which means you can..."

"The hours are variable and it will very much depend on what I am working on. However,..."

"The firm's pay is reasonable and comfortably matches magic circle levels. However,..."

"There are occasional free tickets to Arsenal and Twickenham as well as free dinners..."

"My interviewer asked me about the current news, my choice of law firms and why I..."

"The use of disposable cups, plates and cutlery is not at all environmentally sound..."

"I am pleased to see engagement with various minority recruitment initiatives. However,..."

"I get very good work and I am constantly pushed to do more challenging tasks and..."

"There are a number of pro bono initiatives both specific to the London office and..."

"The flexibility of being able to work in different practice areas at the same time..."

"Trainees are sometimes given a little too much responsibility, which can lead to..."

"The training system seemed much better to me than a rotational system as it gave..."

"Retention rates have historically been extremely good at the firm, particularly in..."

"Trainees share an office. You simply can't underestimate how good this is."

"Down to earth."

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