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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)
"A professional, progressive and successful firm."
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  • The offices are becoming outdated compared to others in the city.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...

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"Huge emphasis is put on your training, and there are weekly trainee education talks,..."

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

"The dress code is professional and this standard is maintained, but it is not so..."

"Hours can be long depending on how busy the team is. It's not that you would ever..."

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

"The firm matches your pension contribution up to 5%. This a great perk of the job..."

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

"The firm actively raises awareness about being green, eg using less paper and putting..."

"The firm is improving in its diversity. There is still a gap between the amount of..."

"I feel satisfied with the work I am given on a daily basis. It is varied and research-based...."

"I have been involved in setting up various charities that support cancer research..."

"A big group of trainees, good know-how and support services are all pluses."

"Long and unpredictable working hours as well as uncertainty around seat placements..."

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

"The retention rates are extremely high which is encouraging. They show that the firm..."

"There is no number 13 boardroom, it goes 1-12 and 14-24!"

"Hard-working, supportive and appreciative."

"It would be great to have a hard-copy list of all the different teams and seat options..."

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