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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)
"Hard-working, supportive and appreciative."
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  • The offices are becoming outdated compared to others in the city.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 process consists of a detailed application followed by interviews. The best advice..."

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