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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 74 ratings in 2015)
"An ambitious, successful and team-focused firm."
Pros: 
  • The firm’s collegiate environment ensures that trainees receive support from colleagues at all levels
  • Trainees are exposed to high-profile and challenging projects throughout their training contracts
  • The firm's offices are spacious, in convenient locations and have excellent facilities
  • A variety of training sessions are on offer, with frequent workshops in each department
Cons: 
  • The working hours can be unpredictable at times, making it difficult to plan free time
  • Trainees may feel like their high level of responsibility puts them under a fair amount of pressure
  • More transparency with regard to seat choices could allow trainees to make more informed decisions
  • Resources could be spread more appropriately across the firm, to ensure that trainees' workloads are more evenly balanced
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
5.8 / 10
 
Salary
8.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.0 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The interview process is really quite natural. There are no written assessments or..."

"I find that the firm culture is positive for trainees and it is consistently encouraged...."

"The training programme in general is fantastic. We rotate across four departments..."

"The team that I have been working with has been excellent mentors and have helped..."

"The office is very suitably equipped and spacious with an ideal location in the heart..."

"There are peaks and troughs but no 'face-time' culture at all. An average day is..."

"The firm takes the salary of its trainees very seriously, and ensures it is at the..."

"Money towards charity sponsorship has been the best perk."

"I was asked all about my CV during the interview. It is imperative to have answers..."

"There are recycling bins throughout the firm, and we are encouraged not to print..."

"In terms of diversity, A&L Goodbody recognise that individuals with different experiences,..."

"I have had a great deal of client interaction which has been instrumental in aiding..."

"The firm does lots of pro bono legal work, especially in the area of refugee law...."

"The firm has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and the people are nice to work wi..."

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

"It is well known for being in the top three law firms in Ireland. It also focuses..."

"The retention rates are extremely high which is encouraging. They show that the firm..."

"A&L stands for Alfred and Lewis, the two brothers who founded the firm."

"The firm is ambitious, encouraging and successful."

"More workshops and IT training, particularly in the basics, would speed up so much..."

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