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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"A big hitter that's friendly and supportive."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
9.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
6.9 / 10
7.0 / 10
8.1 / 10
Pro Bono
8.6 / 10


  • The formal training on offer is very well organised and comprehensive.
  • 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.


  • Hours can be unavoidably long in certain departments.
  • Some feel the salary could be more competitive at new qualifier level and above.
  • The process around international secondments at the firm could be more transparent.

What insiders say about...

"Personable, team players, smart, good academics, 'commercially aware' (though that..."

"The firm has a hierarchy as all firms do. Each department has its team of specialists...."

"Each team has its own internal training which is often really helpful and comprehensive..."

"Regularly appraised, if you take a particular interest in a department, the department..."

"The firm has a smart casual dress code that applies more in some departments than..."

"I am happy with the number of hours, but the predictability of the hours can be an..."

"The pay is good, although possibly slightly below some competitor firms."

"We get free fruit and Friday treats. There's also a departmental bake-off where the..."

"I think it is as hard to get hired at Mayer Brown as it is at any other firm of its..."

"The questions were generally about my education, work experience and motivation behind..."

"Seems to be a good focus on green policies."

"The firm is very diverse. I am a trainee with two children under two years old and..."

"I am given a high level of responsibility, which is great. The only downside is that..."

"Various - law centre advisor, one-off charity events and speed networking practise..."

"Clear strategy of the firm, firmly establishing itself as a major international presence...."

"Sometimes longish hours but that's the life of a lawyer."

"It's a well known firm that offers a high quality of work."

"Historically poor retention rates and a qualification interview make for a great..."

"One of the James Bond movies was filmed on the escalators here."

"A big hitter that's friendly and supportive."

"We take part in various initiatives where disadvantaged people come into the firm..."

"I feel that fee earners have to do too much support work ourselves - this can seriously..."

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

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