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A&L Goodbody

Get the Inside Buzz on A&L Goodbody

7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 65 ratings in 2018)
"Busy, friendly and respected."
Pros: 
  • The firm’s collegiate and sociable environment ensures that trainees feel included and supported.
  • Trainees are exposed to high-profile and challenging projects throughout their training contracts.
  • A variety of training sessions are on offer, with frequent workshops in each department.
  • There is a wide variety of interesting pro bono work on offer that counts towards billable hours.
Cons: 
  • The working hours can be long and unpredictable at times.
  • The offices are becoming outdated compared to others in the city.
  • More transparency around seat choices could allow trainees to make more informed decisions.
  • While the salary is considered fair, some feel it could be better when put in context of the amount of hours trainees work.
Culture
7.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.1 / 10
 
Hours
5.6 / 10
 
Salary
7.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.7 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.5 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"There's a formal online application and, if successful, an interview with two partners..."

"People are very approachable and professional, at all levels of the firm. The culture..."

"Weekly presentations are given on specific areas of the firm or skills that are essential..."

"Each trainee has two reviews per seat, which is helpful in terms of feedback and..."

"The offices are nice and spacious, with good facilities. We have a gym and canteen..."

"Due to the department I work in my hours are very much project based. If a big transaction..."

"The pay for trainees is competitive. However, there is no overtime for trainees and..."

"ALG pays trainees a generous bonus upon passing their exams. There are a variety..."

"The questions were very much about me, my previous work experience, my future plans..."

"The firm is committed to carrying on business in an environmentally sustainable manner...."

"The firm does make an effort to encourage social mobility and to employ people from..."

"My team are very good at ensuring the trainee is involved in the transaction in a..."

"In terms of pro bono work in the legal community, A&L Goodbody is a leading example...."

"My colleagues make for a good team environment and nice mix of people."

"Personally I find that I have long hours, and high demands in terms of output."

"The firm works on most of the high-profile deals you read about and it has a reputation..."

"Our retention rates are quite high and similar to the rates of other big firms."

"The firm was started by Quakers."

"Progressive, market leading and collaborative."

"It would be great to have a hard-copy list of all the different teams and seat options..."

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