Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Global leader in the legal industry with a true commitment to client care."
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...

"Be honest. Don't regurgitate pre-prepared answers, as the interviewers will see straight..."

"There were some issues with transparency around retention that created a somewhat..."

"The non-rotational scheme is really what sets this firm's training contract apart..."

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

"Trainees share an office with another trainee, which, for me, is a significant reason..."

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

"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."

"Why law? Why Jones Day? What area of law are you interested in? There were also questions..."

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

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

"I work on various litigation matters that naturally involve court work such as drafting..."

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

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

"It can be difficult to take on the work you want at times."

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

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

"Trainees share an office. You simply can't underestimate how good this is."

"Global leader in the legal industry with a true commitment to client care."

"Feedback from some mentors could be better."

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