"Friendly, hard-working, innovative."
- 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...
"Mayer Brown takes on a real mix of people, usually academic but sociable. Read up..."
"The culture is very open and friendly. I am working with colleagues at all levels..."
"The firm is very invested in training and development."
"Depends very much on the supervisor. 'Buddy' systems with junior associates in the..."
"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..."
"The pay is good. As trainees we don't get bonuses, but I don't see a 5% bonus as..."
"The firm has the usual perks such as subsidised gym memberships etc."
"The process for a vacation scheme began with a CV and cover letter. I was required..."
"Describe a time you've coached someone through a difficult situation."
"Seems to be a good focus on green policies."
"In my experience our firm is very ethnically diverse, it recruits trainees from a..."
"Varies between department. Going on a client secondment for six months means total..."
"There's a vast array of interesting pro bono projects available. Trainees have a..."
"There are genuinely friendly people and no face-time culture."
"It is sometimes hard to balance the training and readings with the work and tasks...."
"The international nature of the firm and the amount of cross-jurisdictional work..."
"The firm does tend to offer positions to most, if not all, trainees qualifying. There..."
""Mayer Brown's Got Talent" is an annual charity competition for everyone at the firm...."
"On the up and up."
"The firm attends numerous events aimed at introducing the firm to applicants from..."
"A degree of stress comes with the nature of the job. However, this is extinguished..."
"Offer an opportunity for trainees to get experience in innovation/legal technology...."