Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"A hard-working, but friendly and social firm."
  • 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
  • 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
8.6 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
8.7 / 10
6.9 / 10
8.8 / 10
Pro Bono
6.1 / 10

What insiders say about...

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

"While I find that there is a clear hierarchy here, I find that anyone can be approached..."

"So far, the training has been perfect - we received lots of training before we started..."

"This depends on the department you are working in. I find that generally if you submit..."

"The office is great and is located in a central location, a stone's throw from Leadenhall..."

"It's not a 'stay late and be seen' culture. If you have work, you stay, and if you..."

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

"The firm offers a fairly standard package of gym subsidy, private medical insurance,..."

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

"In my interview I was asked why I wanted to apply to the firm, why I wanted to do..."

"Recycling bins are placed throughout the office. Desk bins are to be used for paper..."

"Kennedys appears to be very good at hiring and keeping women, and genuinely supports..."

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

"There are activities you can get involved in, and it is up to each person to put..."

"The encouragement to take on responsibility and the support given when doing so is..."

"I feel that there could be more non-contentious work on offer."

"I was attracted to the firm by the staff I had met, the reputation, and the pay!"

"Kennedys hire to keep. This means that the trainees do not feel that they have to..."

"A number of the partners here (21 in fact) started their careers as trainees with..."

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

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

"More consistency in supervision and/or transparency regarding seats would help to..."

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