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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 74 ratings in 2015)
"A supportive, energetic 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...

"You need to submit a written application in the 'milk-round' or do a summer internship...."

"A&L Goodbody has an extremely supportive culture as people are friendly and approachable...."

"I think that the training programme is excellent. There are regular lectures on all..."

"A&L Goodbody operates an 'open-door' policy, and everybody on my team is super approachable..."

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

"The hours vary depending on the team, the department and the time of the year. My..."

"I feel that I am fairly rewarded for my work. The pay encourages hard work and c..."

"The firm provide good benefits for trainees including access to a Personal Retirement..."

"I was asked a wide range of questions: what subjects I did in my leaving certificate,..."

"Efforts to reduce the carbon footprint at the firm are pretty good. There is recycling..."

"From my experience and the people I've got to know in my firm I feel there is strong..."

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

"The firm does lots of pro bono legal work, especially in the area of refugee law...."

"The great atmosphere, good facilities and a lot of social activity are all perks..."

"Newly qualified solicitors are put under excessive pressure."

"It is well known for being in the top three law firms in Ireland. It also focuses..."

"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 supportive, social and hard-working firm."

"Although the firm does have fantastic secondment opportunities, including placement..."

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