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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
 
 

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"The pay is competitive for the market."

"Client-entertaining box at the O2, cake trolley Thursdays, Friday afternoon ice creams..."

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

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

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"Pro bono hours count as billable, so there is no penalty for taking on pro bono initiatives...."

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"Limited secondment opportunities."

"Strong reputation in the tech sector."

"Four out of six trainees this year were retained, which was disappointing as trainees..."

"The London launch party was the best party ever held. Ever."

"Tech savvy, cool, new kid on the block."

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

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