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Addleshaw Goddard

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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2019)
"AG is innovative, ambitious and aspirational."
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
 
Hours
6.8 / 10
 
Salary
6.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The firm’s emphasis on teamwork leads to a friendly and collaborative culture.
  • Trainees get high-quality work from the beginning of their contract.
  • The close-knit trainee community provides a good support network in the training contract’s initial stages.
  • Trainee retention is high in all offices.

Cons

  • The seat allocation process could be improved in terms of transparency.
  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive in the market.
  • While many supervisors are active and helpful, this is not the case for all of them.
  • Some departments have unavoidably long hours.

What insiders say about...

"The assessment centre consisted of an interview, group exercise, partner briefing..."

"The people at the firm are fantastic. They were welcoming and supportive when I first..."

"We have frequent training opportunities in teams and divisions and a two-week professional..."

"Almost everyone wants to help you. Feedback is always given in a way that will allow..."

"A smart dress code is encouraged."

"Hours can be long in some teams, eg banking and corporate, but the firm is flexible..."

"The pay is competitive and there is a transparent trainee bonus scheme in place."

"The Habitat for Humanity trip to Romania before starting as a trainee. It is a great..."

"There was a paper application, an assessment centre, a two week vacation scheme and..."

"Why do you want to work at AG? What do you think makes a good lawyer?"

"I do feel that more could be done in this area, but there is an environmental committee..."

"We have a good male/female ratio at the trainee, associate and partner levels."

"The work I get is very interesting. We get to work with well-known brands and work..."

"Trainees are encouraged to get involved in pro bono projects."

"I find the culture to be the best thing about working at AG. As a trainee, you are..."

"At times, more focused trainee training would be helpful."

"The culture, the client base and the positive feedback from current trainees."

"The retention rates are good."

"Namesake Theodore Goddard acted for Wallis Simpson during her divorce proceedings...."

"A down-to-earth yet hardworking and ambitious law firm."

"They run an access scheme and the firm is very welcoming of all!"

"There are occasions when I have felt a little swamped with work but the support is..."

"Improve working hours by giving trainees a work from home day once a week."

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