TARGETjobs black logo
Norton Rose Fulbright banner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Very large firm with a close-knit feel."
8.2 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10


  • People at the firm are friendly, encouraging and supportive.
  • There are excellent international opportunities including being able to do more than one seat abroad.
  • Trainees are given a high level of responsibility and good quality work early on.
  • Both formal and informal training are treated with high importance.


  • The quality of work and levels of responsibility vary between departments.
  • Hours can be long, though this again depends on the department.
  • While historically good, retention rates appear to have dipped recently.
  • There is not as much notice regarding seat moves as some would like.

What insiders say about...

"Like other firms, there is a written application and an assessment centre. In relation..."

"The trainees are a great bunch - we often go for drinks on a Friday and always have..."

"You could spend seven hours a day in training if you signed up for everything: the..."

"Praise and recognition for work done is regularly forthcoming. If you show interest..."

"The office is in a great location and the view is incredible. The office facilities..."

"I've been very lucky in relation to hours. I regularly leave at a reasonable time..."

"It is in line with other firms. I do not get a bonus as a trainee."

"You get dinner if you're working after 7:00pm and a taxi home if you're in the office..."

"It's a pretty difficult process - last I checked we get about 2000 applications for..."

"There were lots of ethics-based questions and scenario questions. There were fewer..."

"I think we are quite good as there are plenty of recycling bins."

"The firm has an excellent women's network WiN (Women in Norton Rose Fulbright). There..."

"The work is usually very good, although it does depend on the type of transactions..."

"It's compulsory for trainees to go to two pro bono sessions per seat and this can..."

"Friendliness of colleagues, quality of work, general consideration given in all arrangements...."

"The banking teams and to some extent the corporate teams are the most important in..."

"It is an ambitious firm with a strong heritage, and further, its brand appears to..."

"Retention has been up and down lately. I would appreciate a bit more transparency..."

"Norton Rose Fulbright has the widest international reach of any law firm worldwide...."

"Ambitious, driven and friendly."

"The opportunity to spend a day shadowing fee earners for those at inner city schools...."

"It can be stressful at times but it is important to respond to stress in a productive..."

"Better coffee machines."

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!