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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)
"Hard working, ambitious, collegiate."
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..."

"My experience in the firm has been very positive in terms of culture and inclusivity...."

"The training is excellent at Mayer Brown. You get department-specific as well as..."

"There's a complete open-door culture at all levels."

"We don't have a dress code, just keep a suit in the office for meetings."

"There is not really an hours culture here (in the departments I have been in) but..."

"There are no bonuses for trainees but the salaries are very good. There's room for..."

"Lots of (free) Christmas parties, free drinks and meals. Dress down summer."

"The application process consisted of one assessment centre with a written exercise,..."

"Why the firm? Why law? Why you? The questions were fair and what you would expect...."

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

"There is space for improvement, but also the willingness to put in the time and work..."

"I've worked on a variety of tasks over a broad range of matters."

"I have worked on a wide range of pro bono projects and hope to continue to do so...."

"Working on interesting cases and deals, seeing those cases and deals in business..."

"A minority of partners seem thoroughly uninterested in the training of trainees...."

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

"Retention rates are now improving due to the reduced trainee intake. Graduate recruitment..."

"There is a Mayer Brown branded black cab."

"Open, friendly, driven."

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

"Can be stressful at times if short deadlines/late nights. This is part of the job...."

"Make laptops available so people can work from home more easily."

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