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Get the inside view from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

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 you understand the firm's history and culture - it very much informs how..."

"Depending on the department, colleagues are usually very social. In the office, people..."

"We have the core PSC training spread throughout the training contract, which is supplemented..."

"Everyone is very accessible, down-to-earth, approachable and honest."

"Very good location, five minutes from Liverpool Street station and great looking..."

"Core hours are 9.30 am – 5.30 pm. People typically stay longer but are encouraged..."

"The pay is good, although possibly slightly below some competitor firms."

"You do get a taxi home if you are in the office after 10:00pm. There are lots of..."

"I think it is as hard to get hired at Mayer Brown as it is at any other firm of its..."

"Lots of competency based questions: why did I apply to Mayer Brown? Why did I choose..."

"The building is eco-friendly, but as a law firm there will always be a lot of paper..."

"I feel the firm is a fairly representative place, although the profile of trainees..."

"My role is very varied and each day I will be involved in different matters, which..."

"I have worked at the Islington Law Centre, but there are many pro bono initiatives..."

"There is high quality work available if you put yourself out there, largely with..."

"At the trainee level, it is sometimes difficult to control your own timetable and..."

"The international nature of the firm and the amount of cross-jurisdictional work..."

"The retention rates are currently poor due to the large number of trainees. There..."

""Mayer Brown's Got Talent" is an annual charity competition for everyone at the firm...."

"Friendly, with high calibre work and international clients."

"Heavily involved in various schemes with applicants at school and university."

"I feel that fee earners have to do too much support work ourselves - this can seriously..."

"More transparency with qualification and retention rates."

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