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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)
"Friendly, with high calibre work and international clients."
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...

"Make sure you have a thorough understanding of the firm and how it is placed in the..."

"There are often drinks on Fridays after work. All the trainees are friends outside..."

"There are lots of training sessions, mostly within your department and they are very..."

"It differs from person to person. In my first seat, I had little supervision from..."

"Perfect location: we are in the last building in the City before reaching Shoreditch,..."

"Hours are generally fine in my department. There is no hours culture and you will..."

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

"We have a lovely new canteen and fruit baskets every morning."

"Process: HR interview, vacation scheme, feedback on vacation scheme, written commercial..."

"I was asked: why do you want to work at a City law firm? What can you bring to the..."

"Various sustainability initiatives have been implemented."

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

"Having a small intake means that you're constantly in demand and get a high level..."

"I have volunteered at a local law centre and been involved in a few different world..."

"The level of responsibility, the quality of the work I'm entrusted with, and overall..."

"Sometimes longish hours but that's the life of a lawyer."

"The training programme, previous and current employees' opinions on it and the type..."

"The retention rates were good for the current rotation and are continually improving...."

"The book version of 'The Revenant' was written by an ex-partner in the US (apparently)...."

"Putting the client needs first."

"We have talks and informal work experience placements. We also go out and do some..."

"A degree of stress comes with the nature of the job. However, this is extinguished..."

"There could be more transparency in the seat selection process - this should be being..."

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