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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 74 ratings in 2015)
"The firm is friendly, supportive and ambitious."
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
 
 

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

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

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

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

"The questions were a mixture of competency-based questions and others which tested..."

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

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"A&L Goodbody places a significant emphasis on pro bono work. In 2014, A&L Goodbody..."

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

"I attended one of the open evenings and was hugely impressed by how nice everyone..."

"They are excellent at the moment - both because there is a need for resources and..."

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

"The firm is leading, driven and open."

"Greater knowledge in advance of seat placements during the traineeship would improve..."

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