Get the inside buzz from graduates at Jones Day

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Massive US giant with a chilled ethos."
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...

"Application process consists of a cover letter and CV. There are no tests designed..."

"In some ways, the culture is everything you want it to be and more. People are friendly,..."

"There is a relatively comprehensive programme that involves one or two training sessions..."

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

"Very modern, café food is good (particularly breakfast), gym is clean, well-supplied..."

"Apart from once leaving the office at 5.00 am and coming back in at 8.00 am, the..."

"Used to be one of the top-paying firms for trainees and new qualifiers. Has since..."

"Season tickets at the Emirates. Huge wine cellar. Trainee trip to Washington DC,..."

"I was asked about a relevant news story that was gaining worldwide coverage. Nothing..."

"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...."

"Everyone is offered the chance to do pro bono work (although it is not mandatory)...."

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

"Luck can be a large factor in the types of work you get, at least initially."

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

"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..."

"More partner contact. Non-rotational system can allow you to feel a bit lost som..."

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