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7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 27 ratings in 2018)
"Sociable and relaxed yet fiercely intelligent."
7.5 / 10
Formal Training
6.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
6.6 / 10
8.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
Pro Bono
6.4 / 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 and cooperative culture.
  • The salary is very competitive and among the highest in the City.


  • 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.
  • Some trainees feel that there could be more detailed information about specific departmental vacancies on qualification.

What insiders say about...

"Generally, all trainees are hired from a vacation scheme. You complete a straightforward..."

"There's little to no hierarchy although this varies between departments. Teamwork..."

"The firm holds lunchtime sessions twice a week in the first year. These sessions..."

"The informal training can be hit and miss, particularly since trainees at Jones Day..."

"Our offices are very modern and have recently been refurbished. The gym is great..."

"Now that I have decided which area I wish to qualify into, I am much more in control..."

"The pay is very good and is in the top ten within the City. We don't get bonuses..."

"The partners are always buying drinks at the local. The firm also has numerous social..."

"They were generally conversational questions."

"The firm has made great strides in green initiatives in the last few years. There..."

"The firm has a strong record of achievement on diversity at more junior levels, women..."

"We are given more responsibility and more interesting things to do than peers at..."

"The firm takes part in a number of engaging and worthwhile pro bono projects. There..."

"Having high-quality work, sharing an office with another trainee, the trips to Washington..."

"We don't receive as much supervision as we would on a rotational training contract...."

"The attitude of the partners towards trainees was very welcoming and inclusive."

"Lots of trainees are aiming for roles in the same department and it is very hard..."

"The roof garden of our Washington office (which all new trainees visit as part of..."

"Energetic, focused and passionate."

"Have a more equal spread of work. Some individuals will be constantly busy whereas..."

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