Advertise here
City scape

Why your firm?

2016

"Good clients and you are not pigeon-holed into departments."
First year trainee, London
"It's a highly ranked position and I liked the size of the London office."
Second year trainee, London
"A friend recommended the firm to me."
Second year trainee, London
"Small teams, international work, lots of responsibility, friendly atmosphere, great pay, international opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"I like the small intake (only nine trainees in my year). There's an international dimension to working at Cleary so you can work on multi-jurisdictional deals. It offered me the best chance to put my languages into practice in a commercial context."
Second year trainee, Buenos Aires

2015

"I applied to the firm because of its reputation for excellence."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's international reputation and the level and quality of its work were all reasons why I applied here."
First year trainee, London
"I wanted to work for an international firm with a big presence across Europe, so the firm was ideal for me."
Second year trainee, London
"The fact that I would be in an intake of ten or so and, therefore, would have a chance to get to know everyone encouraged me to apply here. Similarly, there is about 120 lawyers in the London office so I wouldn't simply be a number but a person known to others. I also felt that this would mean that the training I received was sufficiently personalised."
First year trainee, London
"I was intrigued by Cleary Gottlieb's work and by the firm as a whole, so I decided to apply here."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"I chose the firm because of their international nature, focus on high end, and the interesting work give to trainees."
First year trainee, London
"I wanted to work at a place that was intellectually challenging, and thus Cleary Gottlieb was my choice."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong
"Cleary Gottlieb has an excellent reputation, a flat structure and the people are genuinely friendly, sociable and supportive."
First year trainee, London
"Cleary Gottlieb's consistently high ranking in every international and US data base, in addition to the type of high-level international work and the atmosphere in the office were reasons for choosing the firm."
First year trainee, London
"I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation scheme and the friendly, down to earth environment."
Second year trainee, London
"I was attracted to the flat structure (not divided into rigid departments, multi-specialist lawyers), and the competition expertise of the firm."
First year trainee, London

2013

"It's international reputation and culture of collegiality - Cleary seems to place greater responsibility on the individual to seek work according to their interests and ambitions, and its bespoke approach to training appealed to me far more than the rigidity frequently associated with much larger firms."
Second year trainee, London
"Great clients and work opportunities coupled with a small and non-hierarchical workplace where I believe trainees are chosen because they are truly seen as being integral to the future of the firm."
First year trainee, London
"Top quality work, phenomenal clients, collegiate culture, small size of the London office, early responsibility, transparent seat options, prestige, international flavour, top salary."
First year trainee, London
"The difficult international work (six months in and I still haven't worked with a UK client...), the level of trainee responsibility, the genuinely lovely people and the excellent pay."
First year trainee, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
Top