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Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2019)
"Cutting-edge, professional, commercial, friendly, successful...."
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..."

"There's very little hierarchy involved. Partners are happy for trainees and junior..."

"Generally good, comprehensive."

"I have found associates and partners are always keen to discuss your work and explain..."

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

"There can be some long hours and the occasional all nighter, but teams are always..."

"Our pay is fairly competitive but not top of the market."

"The firm provides dinner and taxis home if you work late, (after 9:00pm in winter..."

"The interview was enjoyable: I was made to feel relaxed and could put myself forward..."

"In the graduate recruitment interview I was asked about my experiences to date, including..."

"There are lots of signs everywhere about using less paper. The building is probably..."

"We have a women's group, a LGBT committee and we are part of the NOTICED group."

"It's very satisfying being put in front of clients so early on and I feel very involved..."

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

"Granted a high level of responsibility and exposure to an array of transactions and..."

"Often need to complete work to a tight time scale under pressure."

"I was previously a paralegal at the firm so was already aware of the firm's strengths..."

"Generally very good. But as I am only applying for one department, I am not completely..."

"There is a Mayer Brown branded black cab."

"International firm offering excellent opportunities whilst retaining its British..."

"We have talks and informal work experience placements. We also go out and do some..."

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

"I would like the firm to offer three-month seat rotations so trainees can experience..."

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