"Hard working, ambitious, collegiate."
- 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...
"CV/cover letter and then an assessment centre for both vac scheme and training contract..."
"Some of the senior management at Mayer Brown take a genuine interest in the trainees..."
"The training is extensive and full on. It usually involves an hour-long session every..."
"The firm offers excellent informal training and mentoring. Partners take an active..."
"Very modern, light and airy offices with great facilities and in a very convenient..."
"Core hours are 9.30 am – 5.30 pm. People typically stay longer but are encouraged..."
"Trainees do not get bonuses, but I understand that it depends on the department as..."
"Plenty of client events to get involved with, which is a good opportunity to build..."
"There was an interview with Graduate Recruitment for the vacation scheme, which was..."
"Why law? Why Mayer Brown? What are your hobbies? Tell us about how you worked in..."
"There are lots of signs everywhere about using less paper. The building is probably..."
"Very committed - top 15 firm for diversity in the rankings and the firm has a decent..."
"Having a lean structure and a pool system in larger departments enables trainees..."
"We work with a mix of UK and international pro bono clients."
"There are genuinely friendly people and no face-time culture."
"The pay doesn't reflect the aspirations of the firm."
"I applied here because the atmosphere on an open day that I attended was very welcoming..."
"The larger departments tend to offer a good likelihood of being kept on. The problem..."
"Mayer Brown has the biggest global presence of any law firm across New York, London..."
"Positive English-American hybrid."
"We take part in various initiatives where disadvantaged people come into the firm..."
"I feel that fee earners have to do too much support work ourselves - this can seriously..."
"More support from support staff."