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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)
"Friendly, not too corporate, supportive."
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...

"The interview process consists of an assessment centre (both for the vacation scheme..."

"Everyone is very approachable. Good team spirit and teamwork. There are some social..."

"Regular professional skills courses on soft skills and industry/regulatory knowledge...."

"A mentoring scheme is being set up, but is yet to be rolled out."

"Very modern, really good facilities, showers, bike storage. Dress code is quite informal..."

"Core hours are 9.30 am – 5.30 pm. People typically stay longer but are encouraged..."

"Pay is market or slightly above. Bonuses awarded on basis of hours put in rather..."

"Invites to client entertainment events as well as various sporting/training events..."

"The interview was enjoyable: I was made to feel relaxed and could put myself forward..."

"They asked what I had enjoyed about the vacation scheme. Why this firm? Tell us about..."

"There are lots of signs everywhere about using less paper. The building is probably..."

"I get no sense that there's discrimination of any kind at the firm, which is great...."

"The work you are given varies greatly by department; a bit too much 'grunt' work..."

"I have volunteered at a local law centre and been involved in a few different world..."

"It's a genuinely friendly and welcoming environment."

"Hours can be long (but that's to be expected)."

"The top city firms all have very similar things to offer, so I based my decision..."

"Generally very good. But as I am only applying for one department, I am not completely..."

"We're the last building in the City (before it becomes Shoreditch)."

"A US firm with a British heritage."

"The firm is active through its pro bono schemes going into less affluent areas to..."

"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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