Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"Big-hitting, international firm."
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...

"Apply early. Talk about commercial awareness issues that you are generally interested..."

"There are a number of social events, and I am involved with both the football and..."

"Generally good, comprehensive."

"There is a mentoring scheme. I have not chosen to appoint anyone, but it is encouraged...."

"Our office is on Bishopsgate, right opposite Spitalfields market. The facilities..."

"I work in the Insurance department at present, which is steadily busy. Come in for..."

"Very varied and flexible. I have yet to see any sign of bonuses for trainees working..."

"You do get a taxi home if you are in the office after 10:00pm. There are lots of..."

"The interview was enjoyable: I was made to feel relaxed and could put myself forward..."

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

"There are notices in the common areas reminding people to try to minimise consumption...."

"Fairly diverse it seems - various ethnicities, lots of women, high number of LGBT..."

"The level of client responsibility you get often depends on the team you're in but..."

"Some very good ones, though perhaps they need to include pro bono work in the billable..."

"Granted a high level of responsibility and exposure to an array of transactions and..."

"Some departments have very unpredictable (and long) hours with a lot of waiting around;..."

"Medium-size intake (more responsibility but still a good size group); international,..."

"Our retention rates have not been fantastic but this is expected given the current..."

"Our offices featured in the James Bond film, Skyfall."

"Friendly, open, great place to learn."

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

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

"A change in policy with regard to work capacity, so that the work gets shared around..."

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