Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Down to earth."
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 a covering letter and background detail. The interview..."

"Social events, when held, are great fun. That said, there doesn't seem to be a great..."

"The first year has a fairly intense training programme that covers all of the firm's..."

"Many associates and partners within the office are keen to sit down and take you..."

"The office space is well maintained, comfortable and provides us with the necessary..."

"The work hours can be long if a matter is urgent. If things are quiet nobody expects..."

"Last year's pay was not as high as at other US firms of a similar stature but was..."

"Great secondments."

"I was asked why I had chosen to come to the firm rather than one of the other law..."

"It could improve. There's not much recycling going on."

"There are social mobility programmes in place."

"The quality of work is great. I have many friends at other firms and I can honestly..."

"I volunteer as a legal adviser at the weekly Waterloo Legal Advice Centre. A number..."

"Sharing an office with another trainee. The people are awesome and there's no hierarchy..."

"Sometimes there is a lack of guidance and monitoring of our workloads."

"The reputation and quality of work/responsibility."

"Generally strong although they dipped last year."

"We have our own well-equipped gym."

"Down to earth."

"The firm could benefit from a little more transparency in relation to resourcing..."

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