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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2017)
"A pleasant environment that's mostly easy-going."
Culture
7.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
5.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.1 / 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

  • Some feel that recent expansion means that the firm’s focus is divided.
  • There isn’t a lot of pro bono work on offer.
  • Salaries are not seen as being competitive compared to other firms.
  • There could be more transparency around seat choices.

What insiders say about...

"I believe that the firm select people for personality and they are willing to give..."

"The working culture in office hours is friendly and in my experience so far, supervisors..."

"Training is very impressive here, but I have found that the best training is the..."

"Trainees are allocated a mentor who is available to assist you with any queries or..."

"The London office is in the City. It's well managed and kept in good working order...."

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

"I think the regional office staff's salaries are lower, despite many putting in similar..."

"Perks include the fresh fruit provided every morning, and an excellent panoramic..."

"It was a five stage process involving an application, verbal reasoning tests, assessment..."

"I was asked about my views on current affairs."

"There are efforts to reduce paper and also to meet environmental standards."

"Most of the partners are male but there seems to be an even mix of men and women..."

"The cases are generally large multi-million pound claims and you will be assisting..."

"I'm not aware of any pro bono work."

"People are generally friendly and willing to help. HR are also approachable and the..."

"There can be difficulty in getting your preferred seat."

"The people seemed friendly, the work seemed interesting and the hours seemed rea..."

"Retention rates are usually 100% unless someone chooses to leave."

"It has many international offices and there are plenty of secondment opportunities,..."

"A pleasant environment that's mostly easy-going."

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

"I would like more transparency in secondment opportunities and seat choices."

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