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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)
"High quality work. Great work ethic. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere...."
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..."

"As hierarchical as you'd expect at a City law firm, but not overly so, other than..."

"Pretty front-loaded with training at the start. You get induction training, department-specific..."

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

"Good showers and basement space to leave bikes, but I haven't managed to get a locker..."

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

"Pay is in line with expectations at large City firm. No bonus."

"The firm has a good technology leasing scheme to spread the cost of expensive tech..."

"Process: HR interview, vacation scheme, feedback on vacation scheme, written commercial..."

"The Bank of England base rate had risen slightly the day before my interview, I was..."

"Very good green initiatives around the office, a big drive on efficiency in the building...."

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

"The level of client responsibility you get often depends on the team you're in but..."

"Very good pro bono opportunities, ability to do something different from work and..."

"With a small trainee intake, each trainee gets loads of responsibility. I was given..."

"The hours in transactional seats can be a challenge."

"I completed an enjoyable vacation scheme here which gave a real insight into working..."

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

"While being an "American firm" we have very few American lawyers in the London office...."

"A thoroughly supportive environment."

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

"The level of stress is quite high in my current transactional seat, but largely due..."

"I don't think we should have compulsory secondments."

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