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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)
"A US firm with a British heritage."
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..."

"Everyone is genuinely friendly and down to earth, and willing to give responsibility..."

"There is a large amount of additional training that is practice area and non-practice..."

"We have a great support network and people are normally available to help."

"The dress code is smart casual and suits are only required for client meetings."

"Hours are good in non-transactional seats for a firm of this calibre."

"It could be improved at junior levels after qualification."

"Good competition prizes - Club Wembley, Chelsea FC tickets with client. Pension has..."

"I think it is as hard to get hired at Mayer Brown as it is at any other firm of its..."

"The questions were generally about my education, work experience and motivation behind..."

"There are clear recycling points throughout the office, including for products from..."

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

"I am given a high level of responsibility, which is great. The only downside is that..."

"There's a vast array of interesting pro bono projects available. Trainees have a..."

"The departments are a good size - big enough for interesting, complex work but small..."

"The technology and not having a work laptop. Working from home is not considered..."

"The firm offered the type of work I wanted to pursue."

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

"We're the only firm with over 200 lawyers in Hong Kong, London and New York, three..."

"A thoroughly supportive environment."

"We take part in various initiatives where disadvantaged people come into the firm..."

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

"More flexibility with seat rotations and choices."

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