Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, hard-working, inclusive."
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
 
Hours
7.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.7 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.9 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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...

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

"There is a great deal of socialising amongst trainees, we have lunch together on..."

"Generally good, comprehensive."

"In my experience, fee earners are generally willing to sit down with you and give..."

"Very modern, light and airy offices with great facilities and in a very convenient..."

"The hours are long but no more so than what I was expecting, and no longer than other..."

"Good pay - consistent with City average. There are no bonuses for trainees."

"Good overall benefits system and support in the workplace."

"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..."

"There are lots of signs everywhere about using less paper. The building is probably..."

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

"High levels of responsibility are available if you show that you can handle it. The..."

"Primary school reading and numeracy scheme fortnightly; secondary school law session..."

"There is a nice, friendly atmosphere."

"Sometimes long hours. Although there has been no hours culture in the departments..."

"I attended an open day that left me with a great impression of the firm."

"I'm fairly confident about being kept on, but not certain. The firm is not very clear..."

"Our Paris office has a beehive, which they use to produce their own honey."

"Open, friendly, driven."

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

"Can be stressful at times if short deadlines/late nights. This is part of the jo..."

"More support from support staff."

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