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
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself – Kennedys wants people who are able to socialise and do top-quality..."

"The other trainees are very sociable. Team events are encouraged and there are lots..."

"There are lots of additional lectures and seminars that you can attend if you wi..."

"The offices are open-plan, so you learn a lot of soft skills from observing. People..."

"The location is second to none in terms of the insurance market. The dress code is..."

"You aren't expected to stay late unless you absolutely have to. If you are there..."

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

"My department has a trip to Calais every Christmas to collect French delicacies."

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

"I was asked several generic questions about my CV (i.e. education, history background,..."

"My team is paperless and takes this very seriously!"

"There aren't a lot of ethnic minorities but that may be the nature of a City firm...."

"I have been given a lot of responsibility from day one; from drafting documents,..."

"The firm assists with a couple of pro bono clinics and they are a great chance for..."

"The quality of work you get for a first seat, first year trainee is great. You are..."

"There isn't a subsidised canteen."

"I attended an open day and was encouraged by the warmness of those I met - they aren't..."

"The only time people tend not to be kept on is if they are dead set on a particular..."

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

"Ambitious and innovative!"

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

"More trainee bonding at the beginning of our training contract."

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