Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Demanding yet rewarding and supportive."
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...

"You need to send a CV and covering letter/personal statement. Relax and be yourself..."

"There is a high level of trust. Trainees share offices with each other, enabling..."

"Training is front-loaded in your first year with two or three training sessions per..."

"Although there is a formal mentoring system and regular six-monthly appraisals, busy..."

"We have good offices and trainees generally share. We're in a great location just..."

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

"The pay at trainee level is above average even though there is no system for bonuses...."

"I've already attended several sporting events with senior lawyers and clients."

"What would my dream job be if money was no object? Why are you suitable to the non-rotational..."

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

"There are many groups set up to promote diversity including the women's group, BAME..."

"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..."

"The non-rotational system, flexibility, independence, the quality of the work and..."

"Feedback can be difficult to get in a structured and substantive way. There are also..."

"The reputation and quality of work/responsibility."

"They are generally good with a slight dip last year. Not a great worry."

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

"Friendly and outgoing."

"I'd like informal feedback sessions at the end of transactions to discuss performance..."

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