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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)
"A dynamic, evolving and sociable firm."
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 firm has a very strong sense of teamwork!"

"I have been able to develop a number of skills including advocacy and drafting."

"It can vary depending on your supervisor. You will work for certain people more than..."

"We have lots of space, two computer screens each and a very large desk. There are..."

"As I work in litigation, I frequently have to work over the standard seven hours..."

"I think that the trainee pay for a regional office is very good in comparison to..."

"I've received free tickets to both an England football game at Wembley and an England..."

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

"Questions focused on a mixture of my past experience, why I wanted to work at Kennedys,..."

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

"There does not seem to be any discrimination against gender, race, culture, ethnicity..."

"I have some small cases of my own and also assist on larger ones."

"I've not been told of any opportunities."

"The instructions are high-quality and high-level."

"The firm is expanding at a vast rate, which can mean less focus is given to existing..."

"Meeting the graduate recruitment team at a law fair – they were very approachable..."

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

"The teams have numbers rather than names... nobody understands them."

"Approachable, supportive, distinctive and straightfoward."

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

"More choice about seats."

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