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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 74 ratings in 2015)
"A supportive, social and hard-working 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 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 is excellent. There are weekly trainee education presentations..."

"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..."

"Perks include the good gym and excellent social events. Exam bonuses are offered..."

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

"The firm provides on-site and easily-accessible recycling facilities. We are also..."

"A&L Goodbody is extremely meritocratic. The proportion of males to females is close..."

"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...."

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

"Personally I find that when working on a busy project the hours can be demanding..."

"The firm's international focus and how it is considered a Tier 1 firm in every practice..."

"The retention rate is very high and the firm aims to train us all to be key employees..."

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

"A vibrant and fast-paced firm that is striving for excellence."

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

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