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Addleshaw Goddard

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Get the inside view from graduates at Addleshaw Goddard

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2019)
"Open and friendly with a good reputation."
8.4 / 10
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
6.8 / 10
6.0 / 10
7.3 / 10
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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...

"There's an application form, a video interview and an assessment day including a..."

"The firm is very collaborative. If you are here late then anyone who has given you..."

"Depending on which department you are in, you can have training several times a week...."

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

"The offices are open plan which I found took some time to get used to, but overall..."

"My working day is generally from around 8.00 am to 7.00 pm, although this is flexible...."

"I think the pay in London could be higher to be in line with the market rate. The..."

"We get free drinks at the end of every month and there's a summer party. The Addleshaw..."

"Telephone interview, followed by assessment centre (this involved an instruction..."

"Tell us about a business person who inspires you."

"This could be improved as there are polystyrene takeaway cups and boxes in the café..."

"We have just started an LGBT+ committee initiative."

"As a trainee there can be quite a few admin roles to be done. However you are usually..."

"There are plenty of opportunities available for those who are interested. All trainees..."

"Working environment and team ethos, calibre of work and clients, activities outside..."

"Personally I think that the way that seat move allocation is arranged could be improved...."

"Full-service firm based in Manchester."

"Almost all London trainees successfully received job offers in their first preference..."

"We won an award for the best canteen and we have shawarma Thursdays, which are fantastic...."

"Dynamic, collaborative and modern."

"Each year a number of our vacation schemers come through the diversity access scheme..."

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

"Offer more international secondments."

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