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..."

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

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

"We do have partner mentors but I get the impression that they think it is for us..."

"The firm's offices are modern (lots of glass and steel) but not open-plan. Trainees..."

"They're standard for a City firm: I leave at around 7.30 pm on a good day. Sometimes,..."

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

"The high-quality on-site gym is excellent."

"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 is not a lot of diversity in the office. However, there is clearly a conscious..."

"I can be working on a few matters at any one time with responsibility for drafting..."

"Time spent working on pro bono is considered the same as time spent on a client ..."

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

"The non-rotational training contract can sometimes create big fluctuations in wo..."

"The independent nature and ability to define your own career path and learning. Unlike..."

"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."

"Big deals, open and friendly."

"More balance in the distribution of work among trainees."

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