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A&L Goodbody

Get the Inside Buzz on A&L Goodbody

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 74 ratings in 2015)
"The firm is collegiate, competitive and innovative."
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...

"There is a written application and one interview. A tip includes backing up all the..."

"The culture of the firm is one of the best things about the firm. There is a great..."

"Weekly presentations are given on specific areas of the firm or skills that are essential..."

"We have a great system of reviews every three months which provides trainees with..."

"The offices are nice and spacious, with good facilities. We have a gym and canteen..."

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

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

"The firm regularly runs competition for free tickets to fun events and provides for..."

"Throughout the interview I was asked to tell them about the firm, to show my understanding/viewpoint..."

"The firm is committed to carrying on business in an environmentally sustainable manner...."

"A&L Goodbody is extremely meritocratic. The proportion of males to females is close..."

"Some seats and teams place a greater level of responsibility on trainees than others...."

"The firm has a very strong track record in relation to pro bono projects and has..."

"The firm has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and the people are nice to work wi..."

"The hours mean that it can be hard for me to achieve a good work/life balance."

"The quality of the training, the high-profile clients, the ability to gain a professional..."

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

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

"The firm is ambitious, encouraging and successful."

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

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