Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Global firm. Great people."
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...

"When I applied the application process involved the completion of a short online..."

"There's not much of a hierarchy and you have flexibility in your working schedule...."

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

"We get both a trainee and a partner mentor and there will ultimately be an associate..."

"Quite relaxed dress code. Dress for interview as you would anywhere else but once..."

"In a week I will typically go home anywhere between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm (sometimes..."

"Trainees' salaries are among the highest in London."

"Tickets for sports events are regularly circulated to anyone who replies to the email..."

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

"Not that much if I'm honest. Can't really remember any specific time I was told to..."

"There is a well-attended women's group, which is good. However, the firm, at the..."

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

"Good, but could be better. We have a "Day of Service" and Waterloo clinics pro bono...."

"It's fantastic to be trusted with as much responsibility as the fee earners think..."

"Sometimes the lack of structure within the training can be frustrating."

"I didn't want to be one of a hundred trainees as per magic circle. Also pays mor..."

"The firm has consistently been at or around 90% retention and was 100% last year..."

"Trainees are all sent for a week to Washington DC to attend the yearly New Lawyer..."

"High quality of work and clients, high level of responsibilities, high expectati..."

"Some brilliant candidates can fall through the cracks of the non-rotational system...."

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