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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2019)
"A big hitter that's friendly and supportive."
9.3 / 10
Formal Training
9.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
7.0 / 10
6.8 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10


  • The formal training on offer is very well organised and comprehensive.
  • The firm has a friendly and welcoming environment, especially for trainees.
  • Client contact and the chance to work on high-level contracts are both available early on.


  • Hours can be unavoidably long in certain departments.
  • Some feel the salary could be more competitive at new qualifier level and above.
  • A lack of laptops mean that working from home is impractical.

What insiders say about...

"Make sure the application is tailored to Mayer Brown. Get a sense from the firm's..."

"The culture here is Anglo-American rather than American. Trainees all attend same..."

"The firm offers brilliantly structured training in and out of classes that's both..."

"Supervisors I have had have been excellent, especially with regards to keeping an..."

"The firm has very nice offices. We are located in a glass-edged building with glass-fronted..."

"The hours are generally good for an international law firm but this varies from department..."

"Very varied and flexible. I have yet to see any sign of bonuses for trainees working..."

"Drink trolleys are brought into the department now and again. Otherwise, the general..."

"I submitted an application form for a vacation scheme and attended one graduate recruitment..."

"I was asked about my commercial awareness, my interest in the firm and my ambitions..."

"Various sustainability initiatives have been implemented."

"The firm is highly committed to diversity and inclusion through the various networks..."

"Good responsibility. Average client interaction. Usually decent quality work (though..."

"Our pro bono department is extremely pro-active and energetic. We have a dedicated..."

"There is a very friendly culture and partners and associates are approachable and..."

"Lack of certainty about trainee retention."

"Range of seats choices, including wide range of client secondments as a client."

"The larger departments tend to offer a good likelihood of being kept on. The problem..."

"There is a Mayer Brown branded black cab."

"High end quality work in a friendly but focused environment."

"Various workshops for underprivileged students and we also have a work experience..."

"A degree of stress comes with the nature of the job. However, this is extinguished..."

"I would like there to be more international secondment opportunities."

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