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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"An incredible firm dedicated to bringing out the best in its trainees."
Pros: 
  • The non-rotational structure of the training contract results in a lot of freedom and responsibility.
  • Trainees are able to join a project at the start and see it all the way to its conclusion.
  • Mentors take their roles seriously and dedicate a lot of time to helping out trainees.
  • The salary for trainees is at the higher end of the profession.
Cons: 
  • 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 they are developing properly.
  • If you’re not used to managing your own workload, you may end up with competing deadlines.
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The application consists of a very short (fact-focused) form and a covering letter...."

"The office is full of charming and intelligent people. Partners are down to earth..."

"The non-rotational system requires trainees to be proactive and seek advice from..."

"I have found that the informal mentoring at Jones Day far exceeded my expectations...."

"Two trainees share an office, which is a nice touch. The offices have just undergone..."

"The firm is very flexible, people are not unreasonable with allocating work and you..."

"Pay is very good by most standards and allows you to live in London comfortably...."

"I was lucky enough to be given the firm's corporate tickets at Arsenal. Unfortunately,..."

"Aside from some questions about my motivation for becoming a lawyer and my interest..."

"I haven't heard about anything concrete being done in this regard."

"The newly established 'female lawyers' and LGBT groups are making an impact."

"Lots of client interaction, you often find yourself liaising directly with clients...."

"We are committed to pro bono work to the extent that you volunteer to get involved...."

"Incredibly helpful and genuinely nice people who don't mind taking the time to say..."

"Working for multiple departments can sometimes be overwhelming."

"I wanted to work at a global law firm and also wanted to shape my own career. Jones..."

"The retention rates are very good but recent intakes are larger than they have ever..."

"London trainees fly off to Washington DC during their first few months at the firm..."

"Global firm. Great people."

"Have a central database which lists all active matters and whether they need staffing..."

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