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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2017)
"A highly professional and efficient firm comprised of hard-working and dedicated individuals."
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...

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

"Both in the office and after-hours I think that all colleagues are approachable and..."

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

"Obviously there is some variety, but in every team I have found solicitors/partners..."

"The location is second to none in terms of the insurance market. The dress code is..."

"I work 9:10am to 6:00pm almost every night. There are some teams that are very different,..."

"I don't think the salary is as competitive with other firms as it used to be."

"Perks include the fresh fruit provided every morning, and an excellent panoramic..."

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

"I had the standard questions on achievements and experience as well as my motivation..."

"From what I have seen, a huge emphasis is placed on reducing the firm's carbon footprint..."

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

"Client interaction and responsibilities given vary depending on the team. In some,..."

"I've not come across any opportunities."

"The quality of work and responsibility delegated to trainees."

"Supervision and workloads can vary depending on who is your supervisor and which..."

"I was encouraged to apply here after I attended a careers lecture, where a few of..."

"Very good. The firm recruits to retain."

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

"Expanding, innovative and forward-thinking."

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

"An increase in the salary and more transparency during seat changes."

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