Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"Forward looking international firm with a friendly atmosphere."
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.

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"Great canteen (lots of healthy options like yoghurt with honey or fruit puree!) and..."

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

"Hours can be long (but that's to be expected)."

"International nature of the firm. The compulsory secondment during training contract...."

"The retention rates are currently poor due to the large number of trainees. There..."

"Real Estate have a 'no-bakey, no-cakey' policy on Mondays."

"On an upward trajectory."

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"Try to get uniformity of supervision style."

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