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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"Distinctive, approachable, straightforward and supportive!"
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...

"Know a lot about the firm and why you want to work here when applying. Also have..."

"Everyone is friendly during office hours but some teams are more social outside of..."

"There is a clear emphasis on training at the firm. Solicitors and partners are always..."

"The solicitors and partners are all extremely accessible and are all more than happy..."

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

"The firm is understanding on the whole. More emphasis is placed on making sure you..."

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

"The corporate gym membership for Fitness First is very useful!"

"It was a five stage process involving an application, verbal reasoning tests, assessment..."

"They will mostly be personal questions about you and your CV, but be prepared for..."

"One of the teams is completely paperless with many others currently making the t..."

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

"I am given a range of work including drafting, reviewing medical documents and organising..."

"There are activities you can get involved in, and it is up to each person to put..."

"The camaraderie and strong sense of teamwork. Colleagues are always ready and willing..."

"I feel that as a trainee I can lack responsibility at times."

"I was drawn to the firm as I believe that they are the market leaders in defendant..."

"Kennedys hire to keep. This means that the trainees do not feel that they have to..."

"There are great views from the top floor balcony!"

"A large, focused firm with a strong set of values."

"The firm has a diversity and equality policy."

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