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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Northern, mid-market, friendly"
Pros: 
  • The firm’s emphasis on teamwork leads to a friendly and collaborative culture.
  • High levels of responsibility are given so trainees feel fully involved from the beginning of their contract.
  • The close-knit trainee community provide a good support network in the training contract’s initial stages.
  • Trainee retention is high in all offices.
Cons: 
  • Working hours can be long and somewhat unpredictable.
  • The seat allocation process could be improved in terms of transparency and communication.
  • The IT systems are quite old, though they are due to be upgraded soon.
  • The salary is seen as below standard in some areas.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
 
Hours
6.1 / 10
 
Salary
6.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Online application form, telephone interview, assessment day, vacation scheme (optional..."

"Addleshaw Goddard is a very friendly firm to work for and partners are, pretty much..."

"Varies from department to department. Training in banking is very good. There are..."

"Varies from supervisor to supervisor. I have had a mix of very good supervisors (three..."

"I find that the offices are very nice, and the canteen is particularly smart. Dress..."

"I usually work a minimum of 12 hours a day, going up to 17 hours at peak time."

"I think that the salary is in line with the Manchester market, and although there..."

"Free drinks Friday: best opportunity for everyone to come together and catch up...."

"I found the process fairly straightforward but I think others found it more diff..."

"The interview questions centred around situations that trainees might find themselves..."

"Using large quantities of paper is still a problem here."

"Flexibility for working mums and dads is good. We have an LGBT group within the firm..."

"In my current seat I have had a lot of client interaction during transactions, and..."

"Trainees (with associate support) run a weekly pro bono advice clinic (each trainee..."

"The culture and feeling like a valued part of a team. Being able to ask questions..."

"Working hours can sometimes be long, depending on what seat you are in."

"The culture and the clients. I felt the firm matched my own personality."

"I have found that high retention rates occur even when people aren't offered jobs..."

"Our London offices were designed by Denys Lasdun, designer of the Royal National..."

"Friendly, supportive and open."

"Each year a number of our vacation schemers come through the diversity access scheme..."

"There are occasions when I have felt a little swamped with work but the support is..."

"Personally I think that there could be more recognition for non-chargeable, extra-curricular..."

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