Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"A sociable and forward-thinking firm."
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: 
  • Salaries at regional offices could be more competitive.
  • Formal training is limited, though there is more focus on informal training.
  • There’s isn’t a lot of pro bono work on offer.
  • There could be more interaction between trainees early on.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
 
Hours
8.0 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
5.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Research Kennedys' clients and be able to talk about them. This firm lives and breathes..."

"Hours are good with lots of social opportunities. Colleagues of all levels are approachable..."

"I have benefitted most from the one-to-one training with my supervisors"

"The partners and solicitors are all approachable and give good feedback on work I've..."

"We have a great building in the centre of the insurance district, with modern interior..."

"I generally get in about 8:15am and leave at around 5:15pm and I take an hour for..."

"There are different salaries in different departments and this can create friction...."

"The firm has a number of perks including a pension scheme, gym membership, season..."

"I previously worked as a paralegal in the Cambridge office following my interview...."

"I was asked about my reasons for wanting to be lawyer, what seat I would like to..."

"We're moving towards being paperless."

"While Kennedys doesn't do much to actively promote diversity, it is very clear that..."

"The level of work you are exposed to is great. You are given substantial jobs to..."

"I'm not aware of any pro bono work."

"I get a lot of freedom to deal with my own case load."

"New qualifier salaries differ a lot between insurance teams and liability teams."

"Meeting the graduate recruitment team at a law fair – they were very approachable..."

"Retention is good overall but not everybody was able to move straight into their..."

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

"The firm consists of very approachable people who offer sound legal advice."

"The firm has a legal apprentice scheme which seems to be very successful. If applicants..."

"A longer induction at the outset to bring all trainees together."

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