Kennedys - a different perspective

Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2018)
"A large, focused firm with a strong set of values."
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
6.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.9 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
6.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.3 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Work given to trainees is of a high quality and includes a good amount of client contact.
  • Hours are considered very reasonable for the industry and allow a good work/life balance.
  • The firm's friendly atmosphere makes it an enjoyable place to work.
  • Retention at Kennedys is very high as the firm aims to keep as many trainees as possible.

Cons

  • Workloads can be variable so there may be very quiet periods.
  • Some trainees would like more control over the seats they want to take.
  • Salaries are not seen as being particularly competitive compared to other firms.
  • Departments are based across different offices, meaning your options are limited by where you work.

What insiders say about...

"The application process consists of a paper sift, telephone interview, video interview..."

"We are very team orientated and make an effort to socialise monthly. There is a friendly..."

"We did not receive much formal training before going into our teams. The firm usually..."

"In each seat trainees get a supervisor - mine have all been great and I am convinced..."

"The offices are well-fitted and well maintained. Continuing growth can put storage..."

"Hours have not been demanding in the two teams I have been in so far. I have had..."

"The pay reflects the hours, and to me the work/life balance is significantly better..."

"We have Kennedys Day, which is an extra day of holiday provided to all employees..."

"The application process involved an online application form, telephone interview,..."

"I was asked questions related to the firm's core practice areas, the various forms..."

"A couple of the teams are already paperless and this a firm-wide goal for the future...."

"Kennedys appears to be very good at hiring and keeping women, and genuinely supports..."

"You get a lot of client contact here and you are encouraged to handle a lot of responsibility..."

"There are pro bono opportunities available if you seek them out, but it feels like..."

"We have an open-plan office so you basically learn just from being here. I overhear..."

"Some teams can require you to do a lot of admin work."

"The firm had a strong background in insurance as well as many achievements."

"I have been offered a job. The retention rates at Kennedys are extremely high and..."

"The firm has offices all over the world, which is exciting as a junior lawyer."

"Ambitious, supportive and reasonable."

"The firm has a diversity and equality policy."

"More trainee bonding at the beginning of our training contract."

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