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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 best preparation is to be relaxed as possible. While questions will come up on..."

"Trainees are encouraged to ask questions and the firm operates an 'open-door' policy...."

"The training programme is excellent. There are weekly trainee education presentations..."

"I think that both the teams that I have had seats on have made a great effort to..."

"The location is excellent. The office's appearance and atmosphere are very pleasant..."

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

"My salary is excellent and I can't complain. Pay and bonuses compare very fairly..."

"The firm regularly runs competition for free tickets to fun events and provides for..."

"I was first asked questions about myself so that they could get to know more about..."

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

"In my experience the firm is open-minded, and recruits and promotes based on merit...."

"In my current seat I deal with clients directly on a daily basis, and this allows..."

"The firm is thoroughly committed to pro bono and its commitment to the local community..."

"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."

"The firm's excellent reputation as a great place to work, learn and receive top quality..."

"The retention rates are very positive at A&L Goodbody. The firm train you because..."

"The firm has been voted European Law firm of the year and is considered a 'great..."

"The firm is collegiate, competitive and innovative."

"I believe that fee earners should be encouraged to spend more time explaining to..."

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