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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"A friendly, down-to-earth and progressive firm."
  • 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.
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

What insiders say about...

"I think that throughout the application process you should be friendly and approachable,..."

"There is a big emphasis on cooperation and teamwork within the teams and between..."

"The training contract is well structured and most teams invest a lot of time and..."

"You can get feedback and mentoring, but I find that you need to ask for it, and potentially..."

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

"This varies between departments. In my experience, the hours are not terrible."

"While I do think that the pay needs to be reviewed in light of the pay rises being..."

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

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

"The trainee intake is very diverse, there is definitely no 'model trainee'."

"While I have seen that there is a low amount of client contact in some seats, I have..."

"There are various pro bono projects on the go which we are all encouraged to get..."

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"At times I find the hours to be unpredictable in some aspects of my work."

"Addleshaw Goddard is the best firm in Manchester."

"The retention rates are good."

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"A friendly, open and ambitious firm."

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

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