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...

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

"Social events, when held, are great fun. That said, there doesn't seem to be a great..."

"The non-rotational training allows you to see a deal from start to finish."

"Everyone is very accessible. Each trainee has a partner mentor and appraisals are..."

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

"The work hours can be long if a matter is urgent. If things are quiet nobody expects..."

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

"There's the odd client dinner or pub trip as well as a trainee trip to Washingto..."

"How would your friends describe you? What are your weaknesses? Are you more of a..."

"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've been given a mixture of substantive legal work and the usual trainee legwork...."

"I have worked at our Waterloo Legal Advice Service and on the Amicus project."

"The flat hierarchy, high level of responsibility and the friendliness of everyone..."

"Sometimes there is a lack of guidance and monitoring of our workloads."

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

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

"We're part of the Fearsome Foursome. One of four firms that make up the most feared..."

"Friendly and outgoing."

"The firm could benefit from a little more transparency in relation to resourcing..."

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