Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"Relaxed and friendly environment."
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...

"I think candidates should ensure that they know all of the information on their CV..."

"There is an open door policy. Every level of staff is treated equally. The paralegals..."

"Thorough training programme at the start of, and during, each seat."

"We have interim and end-of-seat appraisals during each rotation. Members of the team..."

"Casual Friday/summers are pleasant. Canteen is generally pretty good. View from top..."

"In general, hours depend heavily on the seat but transactional seats have very long..."

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

"Plenty of client events to get involved with, which is a good opportunity to build..."

"I was offered the training contract after attending a vacation scheme (40-minute..."

"In the graduate recruitment interview I was asked about my experiences to date, including..."

"There are many recycling initiatives throughout the office."

"In my experience our firm is very ethnically diverse, it recruits trainees from a..."

"My role has varied substantially between first and second seats. I'm currently on..."

"We are involved in a variety of free legal advice centres and a fantastic range of..."

"I have been given a great deal of responsibility from a very early stage. I was able..."

"The firm seems to have a reputation that differs from my experience which can be..."

"I completed an enjoyable vacation scheme here which gave a real insight into working..."

"I think our retention rates are getting better. As a firm with small intakes, our..."

"The two founding partners met 150 years ago when they were opposite each other in..."

"On an upward trajectory."

"The firm attends numerous events aimed at introducing the firm to applicants from..."

"A degree of stress comes with the nature of the job. However, this is extinguished..."

"More transparency with qualification and retention rates."

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