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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)
"An enjoyable and supportive place to work."
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  • The offices are becoming outdated compared to others in the city.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...

"The application is an online form, CV and an interview. You should keep up-to-date..."

"Within the office, there are a number of groups to get involved in. For example,..."

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

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

"The firm's location directly by the river is perfect. The selection of restaurants..."

"The hours in my specific department are OK and I rarely leave later than 7.00 pm...."

"The trainee salary is competitive with similar law firms in Ireland and more generous..."

"The firm offers a number of subsidised services for its employees including dry cleaning..."

"I was asked about trends in the global market that may impact the firm's business..."

"The firm has lots of initiatives around recycling and conserving water, as well as..."

"The firm is very strong on inclusion of LGBT+ employees and celebrates Pride Week..."

"In my role I have a very varied range of responsibilities. The amount of client interaction..."

"I have worked on several pro bono matters but the Mercy Law Centre pro bono work..."

"The support you receive from everybody in the firm at all the different levels is..."

"I find that the workload is unevenly distributed at times."

"Its reputation domestically and internationally, the work, the clients and the feedback..."

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

"The firm is the only Irish law firm to be voted European Law Firm of the Year."

"A market leader with an international focus."

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

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