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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"A friendly and innovative firm that is a big player up North."
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...

"When I applied there was an application form, phone interview and then an assessment..."

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

"I thought that the training at AG was very good - everything generally runs very..."

"Everyone has been very approachable and happy to provide detailed, constructive feedback..."

"It's not the most glitzy modern office but it's great in that we are the only firm..."

"The hours are very long at times, which is to be expected. This would be less dissatisfying..."

"Salary is below market in London."

"We have an underground gym!"

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

"Balance between economic, competency and personal questions."

"The facilities team works really hard to reduce the firm's carbon footprint and all..."

"The firm has multiple initiatives with regard to diversity: the Access to Practice..."

"Lots of client interaction via telephone and email. Trainees are encouraged to attend..."

"Trainees attend a weekly legal aid clinic in Wandsworth in London."

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

"Personally I have found that the working hours can be inconsistent at times."

"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 proceeding..."

"Great people. Great work."

"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..."

"In my opinion I think that the firm should be more transparent about how a seat move..."

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