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Addleshaw Goddard

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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2019)
"A down-to-earth yet hardworking and ambitious law firm."
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.

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"Fun, collaborative and down to earth."

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