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7.5 / 10

(based on 26 ratings in 2018)

2018

"The firm is a very sociable place. The people are very friendly, both in the office and at the pub. Partners and senior associates are approachable and happy to work directly with more junior people. There is no face-time culture, meaning that you are expected to work hard but not be in the office just for appearance's sake."
First year trainee, London
"There is truly no hierarchy. The firm is very cooperative and collaborative, both within the trainee intake and among trainees/associates too. Everyone is always happy to explain the deal structure or a particular point to the trainee and people are often willing to stay late when they don't have to in order to lighten each other's workloads. The firm is very social and there is always a strong turnout at social events and drinks every Friday evening."
First year trainee, London
"I definitely get the sense that the more senior lawyers have a lot more time for trainees than at other firms. The intake size is one that lends itself to a good dynamic."
First year trainee, London
"In my short time here, I feel Jones Day has experienced a massive culture shift. It is much more progressive than I felt it was in the past and is certainly moving in the right direction. I admire and like the people I work with and am very happy here."
First year trainee, London
"The culture is generally relaxed and people are largely friendly. Trainees share an office together, which has its pros and cons. The level of teamwork (and, by extension, support) can depend on the case/matter you are working on."
London
"There's little to no hierarchy although this varies between departments. Teamwork works very well and recruitment events are a great place to socialise."
First year trainee, London
"You share an office with another trainee, so you don't have someone senior breathing down your neck, which is great. Our cohort are all great friends outside of the office, which was bred by the firm through inviting us to social events and putting us all in a class together for the legal practice course. There isn't much transparency about pay once you qualify and, as a first-year trainee, it can be difficult to know how much work you should be doing so you need to be brave enough to seek out your own advice and feedback."
First year trainee, London
"I think the teamwork and support is one of the best things about the firm. People know when to stop working and relax."
Second year trainee, London
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