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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Addleshaw Goddard

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2018)
"Great people and culture."
8.9 / 10
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
7.6 / 10
6.3 / 10
7.6 / 10
Pro Bono
7.3 / 10


  • The firm’s emphasis on teamwork leads to a friendly and collaborative culture.
  • High levels of responsibility are given so trainees get high-quality work from the beginning of their contract.
  • The close-knit trainee community provides a good support network in the training contract’s initial stages.
  • Trainee retention is high in all offices.


  • The seat allocation process could be improved in terms of transparency and communication.
  • The salary is not seen as being competitive in the market.
  • While many supervisors are active and helpful, this is not the case for all of them.
  • Some departments have unavoidably long hours.

What insiders say about...

"Interview: have an opinion on current affairs and consider how it could impact the..."

"I think that there is a very good firm culture, and that everybody is easy to talk..."

"Training can be decent but it depends on what team you're in."

"It is there if needed but I have not made the most of this support to be honest...."

"We have a smart dress code during the week and 'dress for your day' on Friday, during..."

"I have found that there is occasional pressure to be present/remain in the office..."

"The pay could be better and bonus is dependent on the firm reaching its target."

"Free drinks Friday in the Leeds office. Generous expenses and pay increase for international..."

"There was a paper application, an assessment centre, a two week vacation scheme and..."

"There were a lot of questions about the market and myself in general."

"The firm recycles paper and has signs around the office encouraging people to use..."

"Good approach to maternity and paternity leave. Promotes agile working to enable..."

"In my current seat I've been trusted with plenty of client contact, and the work..."

"I believe that the firm could do more in this area, and personally the only pro bono..."

"The best thing about working for Addleshaw Goddard is the quality of the work. The..."

"Can be long hours of tough work due to the nature of what the firm takes on."

"The atmosphere and status of the firm in Manchester definitely drew me towards the..."

"The retention rates have historically been good however, training contracts may not..."

"Namesake Theodore Goddard acted for Wallis Simpson during her divorce proceedings...."

"Fun, collaborative and down to earth."

"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..."

"Greater flexibility in relation to secondments."

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