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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)
"The firm is growing, and a leader, yet it is friendly and approachable...."
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...

"I'd advise you to know the client, know the market Kennedys is involved in, and be..."

"The general culture is very good. People are friendly and there is a good work/life..."

"The introductory training programme for trainees is well-rounded and enjoyable. Additional..."

"The firm have an 'open-door' policy; we have an open-plan office where I sit with..."

"Client space is professional and impressive at Kennedys."

"Generally I have found that the working hours here are pretty good, and while I have..."

"Pay is very competitive for trainees in Manchester."

"Free drinks and good food on the top floor at the end of every month is a good perk...."

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

"I was asked questions related to the firm's core practice areas, the various forms..."

"Teams are slowly becoming paperless."

"There is a good balance between men and women. However, the London office is not..."

"I am currently on a client secondment - so client interaction is great!"

"There are occasional ad hoc projects and trainees tend to be involved with these...."

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

"There's a lack of transparency in some teams and not as many benefits as some other..."

"Kennedys' philosophy stood out from the crowd and the reality has totally lived up..."

"The firms work is increasing faster than they can get new people in. In fact, in..."

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

"A large, focused firm with a strong set of values."

"The firm has a diversity and equality policy."

"More transparency over seat choices."

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