Norton Rose Fulbright

Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Nice people in a relaxed atmosphere."
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...

"In the application you should know the firm and its strengths and tie these into..."

"The culture at the firm is generally very inclusive, with a number of events in the..."

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

"While I found it difficult to get in touch with mentors at times, I would say that..."

"Simultaneously sleek and designed for comfort. Top marks."

"It varies a lot between teams but I've never had issues with working hours and have..."

"Generally remuneration for trainees is at the same level as the other top six or..."

"Good opportunity for international secondments."

"I applied for a training contract. I was contacted very quickly and asked to an assessment..."

"Why law?, why Norton Rose Fulbright?, why corporate law?, where do you see yourself..."

"The firm has recycling bins on every floor. Wider carbon footprint regimes are available..."

"The firm is committed to promoting greater diversity and frequently holds events..."

"I am receiving a very good level of work: drafting security documents, calls with..."

"Pro bono work is compulsory for all trainees. I have assisted with a variety of employment..."

"Pluses include the sense of camaraderie in a good working environment coupled with..."

"Endless administrative tasks (be it in banking or litigation)."

"The people I met from the firm at open events (including the number of trainees who..."

"I think our firm has fair retention rates and I am confident in my future at the..."

"We have an office in Caracas!"

"High quality, varied and fun."

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

"Can be stressful depending on deadlines but generally okay."

"More transparency over new qualifier roles and the qualification process."

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