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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...

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

"The structure of teams is good. Teamwork is a major aspect of the daily routine...."

"The firm runs a fantastic training programme. You are supported and encouraged every..."

"Solicitors, associates and partners give ongoing feedback on your work and how you're..."

"The office is very modern and clean. All needs are catered for - there is an on-site..."

"If you need to get out for a specific reason some evening then every effort will..."

"The firm offers an excellent salary for a graduate position. The firm pays your full..."

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

"I was asked all about my CV during the interview. It is imperative to have answers..."

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

"In terms of diversity, A&L Goodbody recognise that individuals with different experiences,..."

"My role as a trainee involves researching points of law, drafting advice for clients..."

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

"Feeling valued within a team environment is a plus."

"I find that the workload is unevenly distributed at times."

"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..."

"A&L Goodbody has a choir that enters national competitions."

"A professional, progressive and successful firm."

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

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