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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2017)
"Supportive, friendly and ambitious."
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...

"It's not about perfect answers here at Kennedys, it's about being a genuine and honest..."

"The firm has a very strong sense of teamwork!"

"We have a week long induction to the firm and then regular updated training sessions..."

"The offices are open-plan, so you learn a lot of soft skills from observing. People..."

"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..."

"I think that the trainee pay for a regional office is very good in comparison to..."

"Eye care, cycle to work scheme and gym membership."

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

"What important change did you implement in your last job?"

"Our default print settings are double sided and margins are small."

"Most of the partners are male but there seems to be an even mix of men and women..."

"As a first year, I have found that client interaction on a day-to-day basis can be..."

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

"Good quality work, approachable colleagues and a friendly environment."

"The open-plan offices can sometimes be distracting but it's fine once you get used..."

"One of the top two insurance firms and their great disputes work."

"Retention rates are usually 100% unless someone chooses to leave."

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

"Supportive, relaxed, friendly."

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

"I believe that the firm could drive forward international secondments for trainees..."

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