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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...

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

"There is an open door policy. Every level of staff is treated equally. The paralegals..."

"We have the core PSC training spread throughout the training contract, which is supplemented..."

"On the whole, the solicitors and partners are very approachable and there is a good..."

"Good showers and basement space to leave bikes, but I haven't managed to get a locker..."

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

"Good pay - consistent with City average. There are no bonuses for trainees."

"Dinner provided after 8.00 pm and taxis home after 9.00 pm."

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

"Questions included: What have you read in the news recently that interests you? Tell..."

"There are clear recycling points throughout the office, including for products from..."

"There is space for improvement, but also the willingness to put in the time and work..."

"I've worked on a variety of tasks over a broad range of matters."

"I attend Islington Law Centre monthly, which is great. I also help with writing letters..."

"There is a nice, friendly atmosphere."

"Lack of transparency surrounding the qualification process and a great feeling of..."

"The friendly atmosphere."

"I don't think retention rates are a very realistic reflection of the firm. Generally,..."

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

"Book-smart, international and friendly."

"Various workshops for underprivileged students and we also have a work experience..."

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

"I don't think we should have compulsory secondments."

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