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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)
"A friendly atmosphere with challenging work."
Culture
9.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
9.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
 
Hours
7.0 / 10
 
Salary
6.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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...

"Make sure you practice competencies and keep up-to-date with commercial issues. Ensure..."

"Fantastic. The people here are excellent at what they do, but they are also lovely...."

"The firm's training programme is strong, with a wide and ongoing range of legal and..."

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

"We have great offices and facilities, good meeting spaces and a staff canteen. The..."

"In general, hours depend heavily on the seat but transactional seats have very long..."

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

"Free dinner and taxi when working late. There is also a concierge!"

"The application process consisted of one assessment centre with a written exercise,..."

"I was asked about my reasons for wanting to work in law, reasons for wanting to work..."

"We have a good recycling programme in place in both the office and the canteen."

"I think there is a big commitment and there are quite a few partners from minorities...."

"Good responsibility. Average client interaction. Usually decent quality work (though..."

"We have a Charity of the Year, Thames Reach, and I have ran a half marathon in aid..."

"Supportive working environment, 'open-door' policy, compulsory secondment."

"The long working hours of certain departments, and the fact that the smaller departments..."

"I applied here because the atmosphere on an open day that I attended was very welcoming..."

"Retention is great and I believe it's around 90%."

"On the vacation scheme you get to go on a day trip to the Paris office - great fun!..."

"A US firm with a British heritage."

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

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

"I would like there to be more international secondment opportunities."

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