Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, open, great place to learn."
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 honest if you don't know the answer – don't just try to pretend that you do...."

"Everyone is very approachable. Good team spirit and teamwork. There are some social..."

"The firm's training programme is strong, with a wide and ongoing range of legal and..."

"Mixed. Some of the mentoring has been very good and I have received a good amount..."

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

"Some departments are more flexible than others. Secondments are usually very 'nine..."

"Pay is fairly standard across similar firms, though trainees don't get bonuses. I..."

"The firm provides dinner and taxis home if you work late, (after 9:00pm in winter..."

"Verbal reasoning, team-working exercise, commercial awareness written task, presentation,..."

"Questions included: What have you read in the news recently that interests you? Tell..."

"The firm is trying to raise awareness in its employees about waste. For example,..."

"We have a great recruitment policy which targets a wide range of universities and..."

"I have been surprised at how much client contact I have had. In my first seat I was..."

"I attend Islington Law Centre monthly, which is great. I also help with writing letters..."

"The trainees are a tight-knit group and supportive of each other."

"Hours can be long in transactional departments, but that is true for all international..."

"The reputation of the firm, its international dimension, the quality of the work..."

"I think that due to the trainee intake being quite large and lagging behind market..."

"While being an "American firm" we have very few American lawyers in the London o..."

"Putting the client needs first."

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

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

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

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