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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)
"Supportive; internationally-minded; client focused."
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...

"Personable, team players, smart, good academics, 'commercially aware' (though that..."

"Each team seems to have a different culture, some more distinct than others. Broadly,..."

"The firm's training programme is strong, with a wide and ongoing range of legal and..."

"The firm provides a very good support structure. We have 'buddies', 'supervisors',..."

"Very spacious, lots of natural light, fantastic elevators and lobby area. The location..."

"The hours vary massively from department to department. Transactional seats can contain..."

"The pay is market standard, so I am not disappointed there. The bonuses are hours..."

"A brand new (subsidised) restaurant, bar and café area has been a huge plus."

"I was offered the training contract after attending a vacation scheme (40-minute..."

"Questions included: What have you read in the news recently that interests you? Tell..."

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

"Being diverse with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT people is great,..."

"I am currently on client secondment and it has been an invaluable opportunity for..."

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

"Nice offices and good support services (IT)."

"Sometimes longish hours but that's the life of a lawyer."

"The friendly atmosphere."

"Trainee retention is not great. I'm very nervous about not being kept on or being..."

"We have an amazing Japanese restaurant at the bottom of the office."

"Cutting-edge, professional, commercial, friendly, successful."

"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..."

"A change in policy with regard to work capacity, so that the work gets shared around..."

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