Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Quality work and a great team spirit."
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..."

"The culture is friendly and sociable. Most people are helpful. However, in some teams..."

"Training sessions are always being organised by the teams and the firm societies..."

"My experiences so far have been very good as I have asked for feedback from all the..."

"The office is only a few years old, and is very light and bright as it is made of..."

"Many associates in my team are on flexible working hours and this gives me great..."

"The pay for trainees is competitive."

"Good opportunity for international secondments."

"Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the most popular firms for applications from prospective..."

"I was asked to elaborate on some of my answers in my application. Definitely be familiar..."

"My understanding is that all bins in the office go to some form of recycling or special..."

"The firm is very committed to diversity. We have societies that focus on women, LGBT..."

"I've had a lot of client interaction during my time at the firm: my supervisors have..."

"All trainees volunteer at a law centre in East London. Opportunities for reading..."

"The diversity of departments available for London-based seats, the number of client..."

"I find that the firm's social side could be further developed, and in my experience..."

"I worked as a paralegal at the firm for six months before applying. It was the firm..."

"Good, but lack of availability in some key departments."

"It has recently opened an office in San Francisco."

"A major global player."

"PRIME work experience for students from less privileged backgrounds to introduce..."

"It can be stressful at times but it is important to respond to stress in a productive..."

"Publish how many trainee seats there are in each department before each seat rotation...."

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