Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2017)
"A pleasant environment that's mostly easy-going."
Culture
7.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
5.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.1 / 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

  • Some feel that recent expansion means that the firm’s focus is divided.
  • There isn’t a lot of pro bono work on offer.
  • Salaries are not seen as being competitive compared to other firms.
  • There could be more transparency around seat choices.

What insiders say about...

"Be honest and open about yourself in the interview. Intelligent applicants are a..."

"Although working hours vary hugely between teams and some are more sociable than..."

"We go on externally arranged professional skills courses. Aside from that there hasn't..."

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

"The London office is well located and has good facilities (apart from the lifts)...."

"The firm is not flexible when it comes to hours as far as I have experienced, but..."

"Salaries are reasonable among competitors operating in the same field."

"My department has a trip to Calais every Christmas to collect French delicacies."

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

"My questions were specific and about my undergraduate degree modules. They wanted..."

"Recycling is actively encouraged."

"The firm is really good at promoting flexible working for parents and lots of people..."

"I have excellent variety in my day-to-day role, and I would say that the firm is..."

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

"The variation of work is great."

"The long hours can be difficult."

"The people seemed friendly, the work seemed interesting and the hours seemed rea..."

"Very good retention rates. It does depend on demand and availability but my understanding..."

"We could all see the queen from the window when she visited Lloyds last year!"

"A dynamic, evolving and sociable firm."

"The firm has a diversity and equality policy."

"More consistency in supervision and/or transparency regarding seats would help to..."

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