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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)
"High quality work. Great work ethic. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere...."
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 firm has an online application followed by online tests, including one about..."

"There's very little hierarchy involved. Partners are happy for trainees and junior..."

"There are training sessions on personal branding and effective communication along..."

"Supervisors I have had have been excellent, especially with regards to keeping an..."

"The second floor has just been renovated and looks great, but now the other floors..."

"Generally my hours have quite reasonable unless I have been working on a closing..."

"New qualifier pay should be higher based on the firm's competitors and the work/hours..."

"Healthcare insurance and season ticket loan."

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

"There were certainly some commercial awareness questions."

"We do try to minimise printing and use glasses rather than paper cups."

"Fairly diverse it seems - various ethnicities, lots of women, high number of LGBT..."

"What you'll be doing depends on what department you are in, but currently I have..."

"We are involved in a variety of free legal advice centres and a fantastic range of..."

"It's a small intake so you get to know everyone really well and your peers are a..."

"Certain departments are slightly understaffed and junior associate work falls on..."

"Strong City presence with a global reach, excellent client portfolio and plenty of..."

"Historically poor retention rates and a qualification interview make for a great..."

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

"A lean machine considering its highly sophisticated work and international reach...."

"We undertake an array of pro bono matters targeted to attract applicants from less..."

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

"Better chances of qualification, more open process."

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