Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Open-minded, friendly and professional."
8.2 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10


  • People at the firm are friendly, encouraging and supportive.
  • There are excellent international opportunities including being able to do more than one seat abroad.
  • Trainees are given a high level of responsibility and good quality work early on.
  • Both formal and informal training are treated with high importance.


  • The quality of work and levels of responsibility vary between departments.
  • Hours can be long, though this again depends on the department.
  • While historically good, retention rates appear to have dipped recently.
  • There is not as much notice regarding seat moves as some would like.

What insiders say about...

"The assessment day builds up to an interview but the whole day is important. There..."

"I think that the culture at the firm is great and I think that there is little hierarchy...."

"The firm offers extensive team-specific training when you move to a new team. In..."

"I can see that associates and partners are very accessible here; even those at the..."

"I don't think I can ask much more from the office: there are great views, spacious..."

"My hours in my first seat (project finance) were at times very long as we worked..."

"The pay has been increased over the past few years to come more in line with the..."

"The firm has a good pension system and food and taxis are provided when working late..."

"An assessment day (consisting of a written exercise, a group exercise and a two-partner..."

"I was asked questions about what was going on in the news. I found that here they..."

"It has a lot of energy saving initiatives going on with air con/computers, etc. Inevitably..."

"Norton Rose Fulbright has a great attitude to diversity."

"I am given a suitable level of responsibility and my work is frequently passed directly..."

"All trainees must attend pro bono sessions as an adviser twice every six months."

"Its excellent reputation and the collegiate atmosphere."

"There can be a lack of clarity on the procedure for seat allocation."

"Their focus on energy and oil/gas was certainly an attraction for me."

"The firm has not posted particularly promising retention rates for the last two intakes,..."

"We have a music room behind the office bar and you can often hear the choir practising..."

"Well placed, well resourced, global law firm."

"The firm is involved in a number of schemes to promote the firm to applicants from..."

"Only during the most intense periods is there stress. Otherwise the atmosphere is..."

"Revert back to four-month seats."

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