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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, innovative."
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...

"There was an online application form followed by an assessment centre which was split..."

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

"There is so much training, especially at the start of each seat, which makes us very..."

"We have a great support network and people are normally available to help."

"Very good location, five minutes from Liverpool Street station and great looking..."

"Hours are unpredictable and there is a certain amount of facetime."

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

"Plenty of client events to get involved with, which is a good opportunity to build..."

"Verbal reasoning, team-working exercise, commercial awareness written task, presentation,..."

"I was asked the usual questions as well as some competency-based ones but we also..."

"Very good green initiatives around the office, a big drive on efficiency in the building...."

"The current trainees are over two-thirds women. We have had lots of diversity training..."

"I have had a high degree of client interaction, both on calls and in person."

"There's a vast array of interesting pro bono projects available. Trainees have a..."

"The training at Mayer Brown is very comprehensive and the firm really invests in..."

"At the trainee level, it is sometimes difficult to control your own timetable and..."

"The smaller size in respect of the London office and the number of trainees combined..."

"I think that due to the trainee intake being quite large and lagging behind market..."

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

"A mid-size ship that can keep pace with the larger in the fleet."

"Heavily involved in various schemes with applicants at school and university."

"The level of stress is quite high in my current transactional seat, but largely due..."

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

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