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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Tech savvy, cool, new kid on the block."
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...

"The firm is looking for people who not only have the brains but are also quite forward-looking..."

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

"There are a range of internal seminars throughout the training contract; on topics..."

"We are allocated a trainee buddy when we are a first year trainee. We are also allocated..."

"The location is great, the offices are typical City firm offices that may not reflect..."

"They don't make us stay for the sake of being seen but there is not much flexibility..."

"Our base salary is one of the best in the market and the benefits are good too."

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

"Interview questions were along the lines of: expanding answers I provided in the..."

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

"The firm is quite proactive in its approach to diversity and has increased the number..."

"I feel that trainees are really valued at Cooley. We are trusted to get on with meaningful..."

"I have advised a charity on its memorandum of understanding with a project partner...."

"Really lovely people who are interested in helping you improve as a lawyer rather..."

"Lack of control over seat rotations."

"Strong reputation in the tech sector."

"Retention rates from the legacy firm have not been good in recent years, but the..."

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

"Works hard, plays hard."

"Better communication regarding seat rotations and new qualifier roles."

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