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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Smart, techy, innovative."
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
 
 

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"The firm does not have an after-hours culture, so although hard work is definitely..."

"The lunchtime training programme was patchy immediately after the firm launched but..."

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

"Great location. Very standard City offices. Not flash like some of the well established..."

"The firm is extremely busy and so it makes sense that trainees are too, especially..."

"The pay is competitive for the market."

"The Thursday cake trolley is a perk of the job."

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

"Green initiatives at the firm include the use of recycling bins, electronic filing,..."

"The firm has been better at hiring in a number of women partners but male partners..."

"Trainees get a lot of responsibility at Cooley and are really relied upon. You cannot..."

"Cooley has an active pro-bono committee and is involved with several schemes. These..."

"A close trainee cohort, a lot of responsibility, lots of social events."

"Because of the small intake and the large amount of (interesting) work, it is possible..."

"Small trainee intake, specialist practice areas, quality of work."

"It has improved year on year recently which is positive for the firm."

"Every staff member gets a 'One Year at Cooley' travel mug delivered to their desk..."

"Highly motivated, intelligent and hard-working lawyers. We think practically but..."

"Be clearer about what jobs are available on qualification."

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