Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"Litigation focused, friendly, open to new ideas!"
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
 
 

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.

What insiders say about...

"My advice for candidates is to make sure that they know the firm, i.e. what departments..."

"I have found that the atmosphere is convivial and collegiate - everyone is happy..."

"I have found that most training occurs on the job, but there is formal training at..."

"Every trainee has a supervisor and you have mid- and end-of-seat reviews. However,..."

"The offices are generally all clean, modern and open-plan. Whether I have been in..."

"I usually work from 9:00am to 5:30pm, and I rarely have to stay behind unless I have..."

"It's reasonable given the sort of work and clients the firm is involved with."

"The firm offers a fairly standard package of gym subsidy, private medical insurance,..."

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

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

"My team is paperless and takes this very seriously!"

"I have never witnessed any form of discrimination against any type of person in my..."

"In the office, I believe that client interaction can be quite limited, however, there..."

"I have not done any pro bono work yet."

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

"There isn't a subsidised canteen."

"The firm's reputation in the insurance sector made them attractive to me."

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

"We have a charity raffle every year and the winners get to attend a Christmas lunch..."

"Ambitious and innovative!"

"Kennedys have a legal apprentice scheme for people straight out of school."

"Better case management and time recording systems incorporated into one system."

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