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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Cooley (UK) LLP

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Sociable, big-name clients, supportive atmosphere."
Pros: 
  • The office has a friendly atmosphere that encourages trainee development.
  • As there is a small intake, trainees are able to take on high levels of responsibility early on.
  • The firm has a good reputation in the industry.
Cons: 
  • There is little transparency about what jobs are available on qualification.
  • Formal training has been seen as disorganised in the first year.
  • There could be more secondment opportunities for trainees.
Culture
7.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
5.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.7 / 10
 
Hours
6.4 / 10
 
Salary
9.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
5.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"There is an assessment day involving individual tests, a group exercise and a partner..."

"Cooley is very non-hierarchical and you really feel like you could pop in and speak..."

"The firm is part of a wider group of law firms who put on educational seminars for..."

"I think I would have appreciated more input from the trainee partner during my training...."

"The office has an open feel with glass doors on all offices and has a great location..."

"The working hours at the firm are very reasonable. I get in by 9:30am and rarely..."

"The pay is good. Trainees are eligible for bonuses but I don’t think have received..."

"We get tickets to the box at the O2 if there are spaces left after anyone who wants..."

"I was asked questions along the lines of: tell us about yourself; why did you choose..."

"There is a cycle to work initiative and part of the wellness programme would be 'green'..."

"The firm is making efforts and it is high on the priority list but I don't think..."

"I have a lot of indirect exposure to clients in my role."

"There's a weekly email with pro bono cases that the firm can bid on. However, it..."

"High levels of responsibility and very interesting work."

"There seems to be a lack of flexible working for women but perhaps this is more a..."

"A human size with a small intake but a firm that has big clients nonetheless. The..."

"Both this year and in 2015, five out of six trainees have been offered new qualifier..."

"The corporate/transactional floor currently has more women than men on it."

"Sociable, big-name clients, supportive atmosphere."

"Better secondment opportunities would be great."

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