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."
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
 
 

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.

What insiders say about...

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

"There is a good work ethic here and the higher-ups in the firm are not afraid to..."

"Entry into a new seat comes with plenty of training for the particular department...."

"More junior associates (one-five years PQE) tend to be the best sources of advice..."

"We are based in modern offices which are quite spacious. We also have a canteen and..."

"I have had pretty good hours so far. I would say I average 9.15 am – 6.45 pm. In..."

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

"International secondment opportunities during the training contract."

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

"Commercial awareness questions. What commercial issues have interested me? What sets..."

"I'm not sure about the firm's green initiatives - there are things happening (recycling,..."

"The firm tries really hard to promote equal opportunities for everyone."

"Within six weeks of starting in my current seat, I am running a matter and only reporting..."

"By and large, the firm strongly encourage pro bono work and allows you to do it during..."

"International secondments; friendly trainees; most departments are very friendly..."

"Supervisors who shouldn't really be allowed to have trainees give bad impression..."

"I had a couple of very close friends training at the firm and they encouraged me..."

"Low retention rates since joining in September 2012, there's only one area I would..."

"One of the James Bond movies was filmed on the escalators here."

"High end quality work in a friendly but focused environment."

"Various workshops for underprivileged students and we also have a work experience..."

"I feel that fee earners have to do too much support work ourselves - this can seriously..."

"Try to get uniformity of supervision style."

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