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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...

"I had an online application, a telephone interview and an assessment centre consisting..."

"The firm is very friendly and sociable."

"The firm is very good in terms of formal training. We have lots of training which..."

"More junior associates (one-five years PQE) tend to be the best sources of advice..."

"I think the firm's offices are excellent. Very new, very light and spacious. The..."

"It goes without saying that you are expected to work hard when needed, but most departments..."

"Trainee salary is okay within the market, but has not gone up in a very long time...."

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

"My vacation scheme interview was competency based and it lasted about 45 minutes...."

"Always expect questions on 'why law' and 'why Mayer Brown'. The interview is a friendly..."

"There are notices in the common areas reminding people to try to minimise consumption...."

"Our approach to diversity is strong when it comes to LGBT. There could be more done..."

"On secondment with a client, you spend the full six months with them, getting to..."

"It's now a condition of their contract for trainees to hit 20 hours of pro bono each..."

"Supportive working environment, 'open-door' policy, compulsory secondment."

"The salaries at trainee level are on par with our competitors but they have fallen..."

"I was impressed by the training structure, which is comprehensive, and the opportunity..."

"Our retention rates have not been fantastic but this is expected given the current..."

"There is a Mayer Brown branded black cab."

"Solid, with pockets of real excellence."

"Involved with charity programmes in London schools and ethnic minority events."

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

"I believe there should be more transparency about decision-making in relation to..."

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