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

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 4 ratings in 2015)
"Innovative and dynamic."
Pros: 
  • Trainees at Cooley are given real responsibility and get to work closely with the firm’s fantastic client base
  • The office has a friendly atmosphere with an ambitious edge that encourages trainee development
Cons: 
  • The secondment opportunities that are currently on offer for trainees could be improved
  • The processes around seat rotations and qualification could be more transparent
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.0 / 10
 
Hours
8.5 / 10
 
Salary
9.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.3 / 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 puts on a good amount of lunchtime legal seminars for trainees, and also..."

"I have found that fee earners always recognise my contribution, say thank you and..."

"The office is bright, and fee earners sit in glass offices which face the outside..."

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

"The firm's remuneration system is great. The trainee salary is very competitive and..."

"Perks include free taxis for late working; discounted gym membership or contribution..."

"During my interview I was asked to describe the implications of the Eurozone cri..."

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

"I think our firm is really at the forefront of diversity initiatives both in the..."

"My first two seats have been very hands-on, and I have had a lot of responsibility...."

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

"I feel that I have a high amount of responsibility with direct partner supervision..."

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

"The small intake of trainees and strength in intellectual property work and likelihood..."

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

"On a Thursday afternoon we have a visitor to our desk which is the cake trolley."

"Cooley is the go-to firm for start-ups and technology companies."

"More transparency from HR on seat rotations and qualification would be ideal."

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