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Get the inside view from graduates at Mayer Brown International LLP

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2019)
"On an upward trajectory."
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...

"My assessment day consisted of a written test, a fact find exercise, a group exercise..."

"It varies between departments but it's a great culture on the whole."

"There are training sessions on personal branding and effective communication along..."

"There is always someone around who is accessible and happy to mentor, even if this..."

"The dress code is smart casual and suits are only required for client meetings."

"It goes without saying that you are expected to work hard when needed, but most departments..."

"Trainee salary is okay within the market, but has not gone up in a very long time...."

"Bi-monthly drinks trolley in my department on a Friday afternoon."

"My vacation scheme interview was competency based and it lasted about 45 minutes...."

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

"Lots of recycling and other initiatives; we got some low carbon awards for the offices...."

"Our approach to diversity is strong when it comes to LGBT. There could be more done..."

"My role so far has entailed a variety of research tasks, drafting and reviewing documents,..."

"By and large, the firm strongly encourage pro bono work and allows you to do it during..."

"The trainees are a tight-knit group and supportive of each other."

"Sometimes long hours. Although there has been no hours culture in the departments..."

"I met the graduate recruitment team at a university talk and I was left with a lasting..."

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

"Our Paris office has a beehive, which they use to produce their own honey."

"Positive English-American hybrid."

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

"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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