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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"The firm is growing, and a leader, yet it is friendly and approachable."
Pros: 
  • Work given to trainees is of a very high quality and includes a good amount of client contact
  • Trainees have the freedom to manage their own case loads and hours
  • The firm's friendly atmosphere makes it an enjoyable place to work
  • Retention at Kennedys is very high - the firm aims to keep as many trainees as possible
Cons: 
  • Initially, working in an open-plan office can be a little distracting
  • Salaries at regional offices could be more competitive
  • There could be more IT training when joining a new department
  • Integration could be improved between teams at the firm as they can feel like totally separate entities
Culture
8.6 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
 
Hours
8.7 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Thoroughly get to know the firm, as well as the industry. Kennedys is a leader in..."

"During office hours the firm is focused and hard-working. Fee earners at all levels..."

"There are various internal training programmes which solicitors can partake in, such..."

"Every trainee has a supervisor and you have mid- and end-of-seat reviews. However,..."

"The offices are well-fitted and well maintained. Continuing growth can put storage..."

"My official working hours are 9:30am-5:30pm, but realistically I work 9:00/9:30am..."

"As a trainee you do not get a bonus, however, I am aware that there is a voluntary..."

"The food from our kitchen upstairs on our client floor is usually amazing, the staff..."

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

"In my interview I was asked why I wanted to apply to the firm, why I wanted to do..."

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

"As a woman I have found all of the men to be extremely respectful and have not encountered..."

"I have been given a large amount of responsibility from the beginning of the training..."

"There are pro bono opportunities available if you seek them out, but it feels like..."

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

"There isn't a subsidised canteen."

"My interest in the type of work the firm carries out encouraged me to apply here..."

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

"A number of the partners here (21 in fact) started their careers as trainees with..."

"The firm consists of very approachable people who offer sound legal advice."

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

"Personally I think that the firm should remove the hours target for trainees, or..."

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