Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, ambitious, high-quality."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
8.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
7.4 / 10
8.4 / 10
8.7 / 10
Pro Bono
8.9 / 10


  • When feedback is given, it is very thought out and helpful.
  • The firm has a friendly and welcoming environment, especially for trainees.
  • Client contact and the chance to work on high-level contracts are both available early on.


  • In certain departments, hours can be unavoidably long.
  • Attempting to qualify into some of the smaller departments can be very competitive.
  • The seat selection process at the firm could be more flexible.

What insiders say about...

"CV/cover letter and then an assessment centre for both vac scheme and training contract..."

"There is an open door policy. Every level of staff is treated equally. The paralegals..."

"Thorough training programme at the start of, and during, each seat."

"More junior associates (one-five years PQE) tend to be the best sources of advice..."

"We are based in modern offices which are quite spacious. We also have a canteen and..."

"I have had pretty good hours so far. I would say I average 9.15 am – 6.45 pm. In..."

"The pay is market standard, so I am not disappointed there. The bonuses are hours..."

"I think the foreign secondments are a real perk, although they are only open to a..."

"There was an interview with Graduate Recruitment for the vacation scheme, which was..."

"Always expect questions on 'why law' and 'why Mayer Brown'. The interview is a friendly..."

"The building is eco-friendly, but as a law firm there will always be a lot of paper..."

"We have a family network, which puts on regular talks and lunches for parents and..."

"Quality of work much improved in second year. Supervisors open to giving more challenging..."

"We are involved in a variety of free legal advice centres and a fantastic range of..."

"The people and the work. Everyone is really friendly and open and the work I have..."

"Unpredictable hours."

"The fact we have offices in Asia was a big selling point for me and also our guaranteed..."

"Unfortunately, due to the state of the economy, I do not believe the retention rates..."

"One of our longest standing employees in the construction department breeds spider..."

"A mid-size ship that can keep pace with the larger in the fleet."

"Heavily involved in various schemes with applicants at school and university."

"The level of stress is quite high in my current transactional seat, but largely due..."

"There could be more transparency in the seat selection process - this should be being..."

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