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Kennedys - a different perspective

Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2018)
"Forward-thinking, growing, expanding."
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
6.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.9 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
6.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.3 / 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

  • Workloads can be variable so there may be very quiet periods.
  • Some trainees would like more control over the seats they want to take.
  • Salaries are not seen as being particularly competitive compared to other firms.
  • Departments are based across different offices, meaning your options are limited by where you work.

What insiders say about...

"There was an initial telephone interview (more general chat as opposed to anything..."

"The culture is good, as are the hours. However, I think we fall short in the social..."

"Formal training was based on communication, writing, conversing, legal structures,..."

"People are generally very willing to help you and discuss your development. The solicitors..."

"The London office is smart. The dress code ranges from full suits to chinos and shirts..."

"Hours have not been very flexible for me. They're not generally long though, I usually..."

"Pay is known to be low at Kennedys compared to similar firms, but we don't have the..."

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

"I previously worked as a paralegal in the Cambridge office following my interview...."

"There were a variety of questions in my interview that questioned my reasoning for..."

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

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

"A wide range of work is available including a lot of litigation. Smaller value cases..."

"I have not done any pro bono work yet."

"The encouragement to take on responsibility and the support given when doing so is..."

"The long hours can be difficult."

"I worked here as a paralegal a year before applying and was extremely impressed with..."

"I've always been told that the firm will keep you unless there have been significant..."

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

"A hard-working, but friendly and social firm."

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

"Allow trainees to decide a rough plan of the seats that they want to work through..."

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