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

What insiders say about...

"Be positive and open. Review recent developments in the commercial world."

"As hierarchical as you'd expect at a City law firm, but not overly so, other than..."

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

"Most partners are excellent mentors, although some are very busy and it can take..."

"Very good location, five minutes from Liverpool Street station and great looking..."

"I work relatively long hours but I expected this of a City law firm. If I have an..."

"The pay is good. As trainees we don't get bonuses, but I don't see a 5% bonus as..."

"Lots of (free) Christmas parties, free drinks and meals. Dress down summer."

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

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

"There are a lot of efforts around recycling and reducing waste."

"The firm is very diverse in respect of ethnic minorities."

"Quality of work much improved in second year. Supervisors open to giving more challenging..."

"I have worked on a wide range of pro bono projects and hope to continue to do so...."

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

"As with any firm in this recession, the concern that there might not be a job at..."

"I applied here because the atmosphere on an open day that I attended was very welcoming..."

"I don't think retention rates are a very realistic reflection of the firm. Generally,..."

"We're the last building in the City (before it becomes Shoreditch)."

"International firm offering excellent opportunities whilst retaining its British..."

"Many of our pro bono initiatives target schools situated in less privileged areas..."

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

"More international secondments."

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