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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, first class, genuine, accommodating, and diverse."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
9.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.0 / 10
 
Hours
5.8 / 10
 
Salary
8.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself during the interviews - personality and characters are considered to..."

"We are a small trainee intake at Cleary, which means everyone knows each other well...."

"Training tends to be far less formal than at other firms. There is a series of lunchtime..."

"Everyone, including solicitors and partners, is very approachable and willing to..."

"The office I work in is in a good location, but I think many would say the offices..."

"Hours are often long and unpredictable. You may have to do work at the weekend."

"Salaries are very high, though no longer at the absolute top of the market."

"Free dinners, taxis, pension!"

"The application process involved an interview day, negotiation exercises, competition..."

"I was asked numerous technical, contractual and competition, and business questi..."

"Recycling is encouraged and recycling bins are made readily available on all flo..."

"My experiences at the firm in this regard are very positive. The firm is extremely..."

"I have had a lot of client interaction in my first seat. My day-to-day responsibilities..."

"Pro bono is mixed at the firm, but one of the first projects I have been put on is..."

"I have a lot of responsibility, with good client contact and exciting work."

"Perhaps some departments could have more staff so as to help with the busy and heavy..."

"I was intrigued by Cleary Gottlieb's work and by the firm as a whole, so I decided..."

"Although I am a relatively new trainee, retention rates are good from what I gat..."

"We're non-departmentalised and many associates practice more than one area of la..."

"A stimulating place to work where, even if you are a first seat trainee, your opinion..."

"Not a huge amount."

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

"Provide trainees with updates and frequent feedback on their seat."

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