Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"A hard-working, but friendly and social 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...

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

"I had to discuss recent events that will impact the firm and show why this was."

"We're moving towards being paperless."

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"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."

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"If you want to stay here and have proved your worth, Kennedys will progress you."

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"High-quality work and caring people."

"The firm has a diversity and equality policy."

"More choice about seats."

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