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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...

"It is key to research Kennedys and its values ahead of the interview and make sure..."

"As a result of the high retention rates I see a culture of inclusiveness and teamwork..."

"The process was changed in our year so, rather than being given two weeks to complete..."

"Training and mentoring varies from team to team - some are very hands on with your..."

"The location of the Sheffield office is next to the train station, so it provides..."

"Contracted to work 9.30 am – 5.30 pm. Realistic hours are 9.00 am – 6.30 pm."

"Pay is very competitive for trainees in Manchester."

"The food provided for conferences or training within the office is really good. Taxis..."

"There is an initial online application with all the questions you would usually expect..."

"Questions were more about my own personal motivations as opposed to textbook interview-type..."

"All offices promote recycling and have facilities to help with this. Some offices..."

"I haven't seen diversity being actively encouraged but I don't think it is a pro..."

"Day to day I can be involved in various tasks from attending client meetings to drafting..."

"There are pro bono opportunities but, I feel that they could benefit from a central..."

"The working environment is very enjoyable."

"The level of trainee and new qualifier pay is low compared to more corporate firms..."

"The values and their strong presence in the clinical negligence industry."

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

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

"Friendly and supportive."

"The firm has a legal apprentice scheme which seems to be very successful. If applicants..."

"More opportunities to work at different offices should your office not offer the..."

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