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Get the Inside Buzz on A&L Goodbody

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...

"The application is an online form, CV and an interview. You should keep up-to-date..."

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

"The team that I have been working with has been excellent mentors and have helped..."

"The firm's office space is spacious, with our own jungle/trees on the ground floor...."

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

"I couldn't be more satisfied with the payment package as well as the huge range of..."

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

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

"There are recycling bins throughout the firm, and we are encouraged not to print..."

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

"My day-to-day responsibilities include liaising with clients and other law firms..."

"There is a strong emphasis on pro bono work from individual projects to firm-wide..."

"There is a strong collegial atmosphere in the firm which is a real plus."

"Personally I find that I have long hours, and high demands in terms of output."

"I spoke to trainees who really seemed to enjoy working here. Also, after having been..."

"They're very high, especially compared to other firms, in my opinion. A&L Goodbody..."

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

"A supportive, social and hard-working firm."

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

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