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 firm's policy is to only recruit from vacation schemes. The application process..."

"The people are friendly and the culture is open and non-hierarchical. The hours can..."

"The training system comprises bi-weekly formal training sessions in the first year,..."

"Excellent. If you're good at building relationships and show a keenness to learn,..."

"Our office space, location and facilities are great. The dress code is quite laid..."

"As a trainee, flexibility on working from home is very limited (acceptable only at..."

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

"The trip to Washington is highly thought of."

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

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

"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 have worked on a project relating to reviewing the cases of death row inmates...."

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

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

"The training system seemed much better to me than a rotational system as it gave..."

"Last year's retention rates were not very encouraging. However, this year's offer..."

"We have our own well-equipped gym."

"Assertive and bright."

"Feedback from some mentors could be better."

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