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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...

"The application consists of a very short (fact-focused) form and a covering letter...."

"The hierarchy is genuinely flat because of the non-rotational training system. Associates..."

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

"I have found that the informal mentoring at Jones Day far exceeded my expectations...."

"Very modern, café food is good (particularly breakfast), gym is clean, well-supplied..."

"Apart from once leaving the office at 5.00 am and coming back in at 8.00 am, the..."

"It is among the highest in the city at trainee level, though probably not by as much..."

"Season tickets at the Emirates. Huge wine cellar. Trainee trip to Washington DC,..."

"Aside from some questions about my motivation for becoming a lawyer and my interest..."

"I haven't heard about anything concrete being done in this regard."

"The firm has diversity committees and runs events dedicated to graduate applicants..."

"You get however much you can handle. The system naturally rewards good work. When..."

"We are committed to pro bono work to the extent that you volunteer to get involved...."

"Great quality work, flexible training contract, everyone is very friendly and seems..."

"Luck can be a large factor in the types of work you get, at least initially."

"The training system. Being able to choose which areas to work in allows you to gain..."

"Good historical retention rates but hard to tell whether this will be maintained..."

"We declined to act for Nixon during Watergate, but we're the bad guys in Erin Br..."

"Massive US giant with a chilled ethos."

"Have a central database which lists all active matters and whether they need staffing..."

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