Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"An ambitious, international, open-door and growing firm."
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...

"Do your due diligence - research the firm and be prepared to talk about recent deals..."

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

"There is a detailed and strict training programme which applies throughout the training..."

"I sit with a partner and I am working on the same deal as him and the partners and..."

"I think that the offices are amazing. The view from the ninth floor terrace is pretty..."

"The hours are often long and can be challenging. It is sometimes possible to leave..."

"The pay is in line with other firms."

"At the firm there are lots of free drinks and food events, and a good women's ne..."

"Initial step is the online form followed up by an all-day assessment day. The assessment..."

"They were mainly about my application and my grades. There were also some questions..."

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

"The firm is excellent at recruiting a diverse range of trainees and associates with..."

"Over the course of my seats, the amount of responsibility I have had has averaged..."

"Compulsory monthly pro bono. I teach children football each week at Tower Bridge..."

"Approachable and down to earth people are a perk."

"HR's approach to seat choices and allocation. Seats last for six months so being..."

"The firm is big on energy and it had some interesting work in terms of green finance..."

"They seem to be good and it seems that the firm genuinely wants to keep you if possible..."

"Our canteen is called 1764 because this is when the firm was established."

"Friendly, but hardworking."

"Work experience for students from less privileged backgrounds ensures that from an..."

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

"Give more notice of which seat you'll be moving into. In the past there has been..."

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