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Kennedys - a different perspective

Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2019)
"High-quality work and caring people."
Culture
8.2 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.5 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.9 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Work given to trainees is of a high quality and includes a good amount of client contact.
  • Hours are considered very reasonable for the industry and allow a good work/life balance.
  • The firm's friendly atmosphere makes it an enjoyable place to work.
  • Retention at Kennedys is very high as the firm aims to keep as many trainees as possible.

Cons

  • The feedback on offer isn’t always reliable.
  • Some trainees would like more control over the seats they want to take.
  • Salaries are not seen as being particularly competitive compared to other firms.
  • Some would like more international secondment options.

What insiders say about...

"The application process for me was three-fold, consisting of an online screening..."

"The culture is good, as are the hours. However, I think we fall short in the social..."

"The firm offers trainees the opportunity to participate in a mentoring scheme where..."

"It can vary depending on your supervisor. You will work for certain people more than..."

"The location of the Sheffield office is next to the train station, so it provides..."

"This fluctuates with workload and varies by department. However, you're not expected..."

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

"My department has a trip to Calais every Christmas to collect French delicacies."

"There is an initial online application with all the questions you would usually expect..."

"Questions were more about my own personal motivations as opposed to textbook interview-type..."

"The firm stresses the importance of recycling everything!"

"I can't really speak much to the recruitment element, but the firm is very good at..."

"Although there are some more menial/administrative jobs to do, the vast majority..."

"I've not come across any opportunities."

"Getting exposure to high-value and complex cases from a wide array of clients."

"The pay is lower than I expected. There is a lack of transparency in the seat allocation..."

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

"Retention is normally good. Typically, there is an effort made to at least make potential..."

"We could all see the queen from the window when she visited Lloyds last year!"

"Friendly and relaxed."

"The firm has a legal apprentice scheme which seems to be very successful. If applicants..."

"More opportunities to work at different offices should your office not offer the..."

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