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Jones Day

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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2019)
"Confident, unique and committed."
6.9 / 10
Formal Training
6.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.7 / 10
5.6 / 10
8.9 / 10
5.7 / 10
Pro Bono
8.0 / 10


  • The non-rotational structure of the training contract results in a lot of freedom and responsibility.
  • Trainees are given high-quality work and feel they are entrusted with more responsibility than peers at other firms.
  • There is a very flat hierarchy and a welcoming and cooperative culture.
  • The salary is very competitive and among the highest in the City.


  • The unique structure of the training contract may not be suited to everyone.
  • Trainees have to source their own work, which can lead to fluctuating and unpredictable workloads.
  • There could be more frequent feedback for trainees to ensure that they are developing properly.
  • The hours can be unpredictable and long at times.

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"I think I am very well paid."

"Our private healthcare scheme is really good."

"The questions were more focused on me as a person rather than legal topics."

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"We do a wide variety of pro bono work and the firm takes it seriously."

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"The IT systems can sometimes be slow."

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"The retention rates are usually good."

"The firm is 125 years old this year."

"Energetic, focused and passionate."

"Less pressure to commit to certain departments at the 12-month stage. I think the..."

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