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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)
"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
 
 

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