Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Open, ambitious and smart."
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..."

"The culture here is one of the big selling points as I didn't want to work for a..."

"We have training continuums twice a week where lawyers at the top of their respective..."

"We get appraisals at six, twelve and eighteen months, as well as useful feedback..."

"The office is excellent having just been through a complete overhaul."

"The average is 9.30 am to 7.30 pm with a couple of late nights each week. There's..."

"I think the qualification salary from last year could be higher for a US firm. JD..."

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

"My interviewer asked me about the current news, my choice of law firms and why I..."

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

"The firm seems supportive of people with families and there are several diversity..."

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

"I volunteer at the Waterloo Legal Advice Service and help with ad hoc pro bono projects..."

"Getting the freedom to choose, and focus on, the areas you want to work on from an..."

"Trainees do not always get enough guidance or oversight."

"The independence and responsibility that trainees get at Jones Day is unmatched by..."

"The retention rates are expected to be good despite a reduced retention rate last..."

"Some partners are openly referred to by their nicknames."

"Excellent training system and great people."

"The formal training could be better organised and structured."

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