Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Massive US giant with a chilled ethos."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"My firm's application process is simply a cover letter and CV. I would recommend..."

"The office is full of charming and intelligent people. Partners are down to earth..."

"The non-rotational system requires trainees to be proactive and seek advice from..."

"Younger partners are really great for this. The more senior partners are a bit more..."

"Quite relaxed dress code. Dress for interview as you would anywhere else but once..."

"As with any law firm, the hours can be long. I tend to leave around 7.30 pm/8.00..."

"Pay is very good by most standards and allows you to live in London comfortably...."

"Tickets for sports events are regularly circulated to anyone who replies to the email..."

"I was asked about a relevant news story that was gaining worldwide coverage. Nothing..."

"Not that much if I'm honest. Can't really remember any specific time I was told to..."

"The London office is working hard to increase diversity and many of the partners..."

"I have had far more drafting and client contact work than I would ever have expected..."

"I am involved in organising the annual Jones Day of Service. We are given a broad..."

"Incredibly helpful and genuinely nice people who don't mind taking the time to say..."

"Working for multiple departments can sometimes be overwhelming."

"A combination of the non-rotational system and the simplistic application process...."

"They have been very high in recent years and I don't see any reason why this would..."

"Trainees are all sent for a week to Washington DC to attend the yearly New Lawyer..."

"Trusts trainees to manage their own workload and plan their own career."

"Focusing on giving trainees more regular, informal feedback."

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