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..."

"The culture is very open and friendly. I am working with colleagues at all levels..."

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

"All of my supervisors have been excellent at providing me with support and feedback..."

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

"Core hours are 9.30 am – 5.30 pm. People typically stay longer but are encouraged..."

"Potential for bonuses for trainees on huge projects."

"The gym-flex scheme for discounted gym membership and private healthcare though BUPA...."

"The application process consisted of one assessment centre with a written exercise,..."

"I was asked about my reasons for wanting to work in law, reasons for wanting to work..."

"There are many recycling initiatives throughout the office."

"Generally diversity seems okay. However only one female partner in Corporate and..."

"I sit in an advisory group and so my role involves a lot of research and drafting..."

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

"Mayer Brown has an excellent range of client and international secondments."

"The work/life balance in certain departments is lacking."

"The top city firms all have very similar things to offer, so I based my decision..."

"Retention rates are now improving due to the reduced trainee intake. Graduate recruitment..."

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

"Cutting-edge, professional, commercial, friendly, successful."

"The firm's graduate recruitment efforts go right across the country, which is something..."

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

"More flexibility with seat rotations and choices."

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