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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, hard working, diverse."
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...

"For a vacation scheme, the application process consists of submitting a CV/cover..."

"Everyone is friendly and approachable and there's an open-door policy so you can..."

"Thorough training programme at the start of, and during, each seat."

"I think this depends on the team - some supervisors are very supportive and friendly,..."

"We don't have a dress code, just keep a suit in the office for meetings."

"Hours will depend on which department you are sitting in and what you're working..."

"The pay is good. As trainees we don't get bonuses, but I don't see a 5% bonus as..."

"We get a guaranteed secondment (client or international) and free fruit every morning...."

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

"In the graduate recruitment interview I was asked about my experiences to date, including..."

"The firm is trying to raise awareness in its employees about waste. For example,..."

"Diversity does not seem an issue. The women far outnumber the men at trainee and..."

"It's very satisfying being put in front of clients so early on and I feel very involved..."

"Primary school reading and numeracy scheme fortnightly; secondary school law session..."

"Working in a vibrant team with great colleagues and undertaking interesting work...."

"Unpredictable hours."

"The strength of its finance practice, its global footprint and the atmosphere when..."

"I think our retention rates are getting better. As a firm with small intakes, our..."

"A lot of movies are filmed by our offices, including James Bond."

"On the up and up."

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

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

"More support from support staff."

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