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Offices & Dress

7.4 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2017)

2017

"The London office is smart. The dress code ranges from full suits to chinos and shirts between teams."
First year trainee, London
"The offices are generally fine and as you would expect. Dress is normal business attire with some teams being slightly more casual when there are no client meetings."
First year trainee, London
"The office is relatively nice and the location is good. It would be nice to have a cafeteria that served food though. The dress code varies from team to team. It's generally business smart but some teams are stricter than others."
First year trainee, London
"We have a good space with clean offices and good facilities. We could do with a better stocked kitchen however."
Second year trainee, London
"The office is modern and has nice views, although there is a lot of construction work going on nearby at the moment. We're ideally situated for insurer clients. The facilities are generally good but the bathrooms and lifts need more maintenance (it can take a long time for a lift to come). Breakfast facilities are provided but there is no canteen serving food. Certain teams have a stricter dress code than others."
First year trainee, London
"The London office is well located and has good facilities (apart from the lifts). The dress code in my current team is quite strict and requires ties at all times."
First year trainee, London

2016

"All the offices are in prime central locations with good transport links. All are in fresh and clean buildings with inclusive open-plan offices."
Second year trainee,
"The London office is in the City. It's well managed and kept in good working order. The dress code is standard business wear."
First year trainee, London
"The offices are very nice and spacious. The location is excellent, next to Llyods of London and right next to Monument station so that there is easy access to Temple. The dress code is smart and all adhere to this. We have a dress down Friday every month to raise money for our charity."
First year trainee, London
"The London office is in an amazing location by the Lloyd's building at the heart of the square mile and the top floor has a wraparound balcony. Dress code varies between teams but is fairly formal."
First year trainee, London
"The Cambridge office is very central. The dress code is fairly smart."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"We have a new office in Manchester on Oxford Rd, which is spacious and modern."
First year trainee, Manchester
"Open-plan, clean and modern offices. There are good kitchen facilities on each floor and a seating area (The Writz!) where you can catch up for lunch. There's no canteen but we do have plenty of food shops within walking distance. It's also an excellent location near major clients. There's a smart dress code with one dress down Friday a month."
First year trainee, London
"Regional offices could be better but London is great."
Second year trainee, Cambridge

2015

"If you are a fan of open space, Kennedys' London office at Fenchurch Avenue is the place to be. It makes for a more professional working environment allowing everyone to be more approachable. The location is fantastic. Dress code is smart apart from last Friday of every month where dress down day is encouraged to raise money for our nominated charity."
Second year trainee, London
"The location of the Sheffield office is next to the train station, so it provides easy access for travel for both us and our clients. The dress code is smart."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"The offices are generally all clean, modern and open-plan. Whether I have been in the Sheffield office, London office or Manchester office, each has had the same feel and design. The dress code varies depending on the office, but here in Sheffield it is generally smart casual, with regular dress down days for charity."
Second year trainee, Sheffield
"The office is fantastic; in a great location and is very impressive."
First year trainee, London
"The location is second to none in terms of the insurance market. The dress code is smart, but I do not wear a tie in the office. There are dress down Fridays on the last Friday of the month."
Second year trainee, London
"The office is in a great location. We also have kitchenettes on each floor, and a much larger one with space to hang out and eat your lunch and chat on the fifth floor, but no cafeteria per se. That said, we do get a free breakfast, consisting of fresh fruit, toast and spreads."
First year trainee, London
"The offices are well-fitted and well maintained. Continuing growth can put storage space at a premium, but the offices are not cramped. All the offices are in sensible locations that provide direct access to clients. The dress code is business formal as would be expected."
First year trainee, Chelmsford

2014

"We have a great building in the centre of the insurance district, with modern interior and new computer systems. Dress code is generally formal so that you could pop to court if required, except for casual Friday once a month."
Second year trainee, London
"The office space is open-plan which allows for more interaction with colleagues. The dress code is not strict; the usual office wear is acceptable except when clients are visiting, where it's better to smarten up."
First year trainee, Taunton
"Client space is professional and impressive at Kennedys."
Second year trainee, London
"We have lots of space, two computer screens each and a very large desk. There are also kitchens and showers on every floor."
First year trainee, London
"The office is great and is located in a central location, a stone's throw from Leadenhall Market. The office is open-plan (including partners) which makes for a collegiate environment."
First year trainee, London
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