Get the inside buzz from graduates at Addleshaw Goddard

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, dynamic, supportive, challenging."
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.

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"Team work is key in our firm. The firm is not hierarchical. The title 'partner' is..."

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

"It depends on who you have and is very much luck of the draw. Performance feedback..."

"Although the management are looking to move to new offices; I think that the Manchester..."

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

"I often feel like they will do what they can to avoid paying a bonus."

"There aren't many perks beyond private healthcare and pension contributions."

"There is a rigorous interview process. It consisted of: a written application, a..."

"My interviewer talked to me about my work experience, and why I wanted to work in..."

"I do feel that more could be done in this area, but there is an environmental committee..."

"We have just started an LGBT+ committee initiative."

"The quality of the work in general is good but it varies between departments. In..."

"I have been involved in a project the firm runs with Manchester University that includes..."

"There is a very inclusive culture and everyone is willing to interact with each other...."

"The hours can be unpredictable which can affect your life outside of work."

"Reputation for giving trainees good-quality work. The clients: they appeared to be..."

"Retention rates are excellent - they try and keep good people."

"The Leeds office has its own gym with a personal trainer."

"A hard-working firm with a great culture."

"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..."

"More thankful partners."

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