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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)
"Inclusive, ambitious and collaborative."
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...

"There's an application form, online tests and an assessment centre with an interview...."

"Depending on the department, colleagues are usually very social. In the office, people..."

"Good legal training, both in the specific departments and compulsory PSC foundation..."

"Supervisors tend to be very good at what they do and make excellent mentors. I have..."

"We're ideally located between the City and Shoreditch and very close to Liverpool..."

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

"It's great at the trainee level but below the market at new qualifier level."

"Good overall benefits system and support in the workplace."

"There was an interview with Graduate Recruitment for the vacation scheme, which was..."

"The Bank of England base rate had risen slightly the day before my interview, I was..."

"Seems to be a good focus on green policies."

"The firm is very diverse in respect of ethnic minorities."

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

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

"Everyone is friendly, helpful and welcoming."

"Some departments have very unpredictable (and long) hours with a lot of waiting around;..."

"I met the graduate recruitment team at a university talk and I was left with a lasting..."

"Historically retention has been poor, but my intake is the first post-crisis sized..."

"One of the James Bond movies was filmed on the escalators here."

"On an upward trajectory."

"The firm attends numerous events aimed at introducing the firm to applicants from..."

"I feel that fee earners have to do too much support work ourselves - this can seriously..."

"Include trainees in team meetings."

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