Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2016)
"High-quality work and caring people."
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
 
 

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