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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Works hard, plays hard."
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 tries to recruit as much as possible through the vacation scheme (though..."

"The litigation department (commercial, insurance, intellectual property) is less..."

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

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

"It's a good location. Offices are nice. Facilities are, on the whole, good. However,..."

"Very flexible in terms of you organising your working day. But there are billable..."

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

"I found the mobile phone allowance to be a perk of working for Cooley."

"I was asked about current events. I had a question about a situation where I had..."

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

"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...."

"We assist students giving legal advice through QLegal (at Queen Mary University),..."

"Quite a laid back atmosphere. The majority of the people understand that you have..."

"In-house training isn't as structured or comprehensive as I would like. Obviously..."

"Its reputation. The quality of work. Its internationalism."

"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..."

"Works hard, plays hard."

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

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