Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"High end quality work in a friendly but focused environment."
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.
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
 
 

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"Be honest if you don't know the answer – don't just try to pretend that you do...."

"Most of the trainees are very sociable and enjoy spending time with each other after..."

"Pretty front-loaded with training at the start. You get induction training, department-specific..."

"'Open-door' policy means you can go and talk to anyone at any time, subject to how..."

"The office is in a great location and is nice and modern. We have an excellent view..."

"The firm is very trusting in how you manage your work load. For the most part, you..."

"I feel that I earn significant amounts of money for my firm, but there is no Christmas..."

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

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

"I was asked: why do you want to work at a City law firm? What can you bring to the..."

"The building is eco-friendly, but as a law firm there will always be a lot of paper..."

"I think there is a big commitment and there are quite a few partners from minorities...."

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

"I have worked on a project carrying out a research across African countries looking..."

"The teams are very friendly and inclusive. The firm is very ambitious and is working..."

"Demanding and rigorous, can be unforgiving regarding the learning process. Thick..."

"The friendly atmosphere."

"Retention rates have been good in the past, around 60-80% but as trainee intakes..."

"We have an amazing Japanese restaurant at the bottom of the office."

"Attracts impressive clients and high quality work, comparable to some of the UK's..."

"We undertake an array of pro bono matters targeted to attract applicants from less..."

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

"Try to get uniformity of supervision style."

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