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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"A friendly, down-to-earth and progressive firm."
8.7 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
6.1 / 10
6.1 / 10
8.2 / 10
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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.

What insiders say about...

"You should research into the firm, the departments, recent news stories and the wider..."

"Hierarchy isn't forced on you and people at all levels are approachable. People do..."

"I think that the training and resources on offer are excellent."

"Addleshaw Goddard have an 'open-door' policy. During my training contract I sat have..."

"Personally I believe that the Manchester office is in need of an update, but it is..."

"Usual day would be roughly 9.00 am – 7.00 pm. There is no expectation that trainees..."

"The pay is at the top end for the Manchester market."

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

"Telephone interview, followed by assessment centre (this involved an instruction..."

"Why the firm? Why the city? Where do you see yourself in five years? A few competency..."

"There's a big commitment towards recycling with bins located on every floor. The..."

"I have seen that the firm is very diverse. We have people from all walks of life..."

"Regular client contact (almost every day). Tasks range from day to day but generally..."

"There are plenty of opportunities available for those who are interested. All trainees..."

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

"In my opinion I do not think that the salary is commensurate with the hours worked..."

"The friendly people I'd met at events, opportunity to do high-quality work in Leeds..."

"Retention rates are generally very good. It's unlikely that the firm can always make..."

"Every August, the upcoming trainee intake across the different offices go to Romania..."

"Friendly, supportive and open."

"They run an access scheme and the firm is very welcoming of all!"

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

"A bigger choice of seats - some departments only have space for one trainee per ..."