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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"Top quality lawyers, non-hierarchical, and encourage learning and progression."
  • There’s a collegial and supportive culture within the firm.
  • Trainees have opportunities to do high-quality work for top-level clients.
  • Regular training seminars ensure trainees are constantly developing as lawyers.
  • Trainees are very happy with the salaries on offer.
  • Working hours can be tough and, at times, quite unpredictable.
  • Some felt that there could be more feedback.
  • Trainees may still need to be available while on holiday.
  • The offices are a bit old and tired, though the firm will soon be relocating to new ones.
9.3 / 10
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.0 / 10
5.8 / 10
8.4 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10

What insiders say about...

"You should prepare for your interview by being ready to be confident in your answers..."

"Very flat structure, partners are mostly very approachable and friendly. Trainees..."

"There's informal training every Monday lunchtime given by Cleary associates where..."

"We have plenty of mentors assigned to us from day one. I’ve found them to be really..."

"The fact that our current offices show their age is negated by the fact that we're..."

"So far the hours have not been as crushing as people like to say. In six months I..."

"The firm has just increased the salary and holiday allowance to remain at the top..."

"Taxis, meals if working late, good pension contributions, great gym membership!"

"The first round is the open day which is actually a great way to get to know the..."

"I was asked very little about my CV. I was given various scenarios and asked how..."

"Recycling is encouraged at the firm."

"There is a very active diversity committee with including a Women's Working Group..."

"It's very good. There is no clerical work to do: if it can be done by a secretary,..."

"Pro bono range is improving. I have taught Citizenship in Schools, participated in..."

"Great people; interesting clients; interesting work; never a dull moment."

"There are high expectations as the calibre of the lawyers is very high, but this..."

"It's a highly ranked position and I liked the size of the London office."

"The retention rates are very good at the firm, and I think we continue to retain..."

"We have an office in Seoul."

"A firm full of very impressive individuals."

"Not a huge amount."

"Currently not so much as my supervisor is responsible for my time and matters, and..."

"Make it easier to be able to switch off once you are on holiday."

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