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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"Approachable, supportive, distinctive and straightfoward."
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
 
 

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