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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2015)
"International, friendly, meritocratic."
Pros: 
  • Trainees are exposed to very high level deals and are able to learn a lot from them
  • A good level of responsibility is available for those who work hard
  • Salaries are generous as the firm strives to be the top paying Magic Circle firm
  • The firm has a well-structured training programme to help employees develop their skills
Cons: 
  • There can be some pressure to stay late and work longer hours
  • Seat allocation processes could be more transparent
  • Hours may be quite unpredictable at times
  • Supervision is sometimes lacking for those on overseas secondments
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
 
Hours
6.5 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Appear enthusiastic and engaged. Generally be yourself. Interviewers are not looking..."

"The culture is very dependent on the department, but overall, it is a meritocratic..."

"The training is good, but I feel that a lot of it is a bit of information overload...."

"Partners and associates are generally willing to give feedback and answer your questions...."

"The office space, location and facilities are amazing! They have a great view, awesome..."

"The hours are long but you're rarely staying late on your own, and the work is i..."

"While trainees do not receive bonuses, I do think that the pay is very good."

"Free dinners and taxi home if working late. Gym, pool, classes on-site and all f..."

"My interview was very specific to me as an individual. The interviewer spent a lot..."

"Why I wanted to work in the industry? What has taken my interest in the news from..."

"Clifford Chance is good at considering the environment and has made efforts in this..."

"Has a brilliant policy of hiring non-conventional candidates e.g. friends from my..."

"My role is consistent with what you would expect from a Magic Circle firm. Tasks..."

"There is a huge push for pro bono work here - I've been involved with three projects..."

"Friendly, collegiate atmosphere. Approachable seniors and partners."

"Long, unpredictable hours mean I can't make weekday plans. Difficult to get a niche..."

"I think CC is the best of the Magic Circle law firms and I really like its inter..."

"You can only be confident of being kept on as an NQ if you are applying to the large..."

"The free coffee machines are the same as the Waitrose coffee machines - which are..."

"Overall, the firm is friendly, hard-working, interesting and challenging."

"The firm does a lot in this area - it works with different recruitment bodies and..."

"I think, as a trainee, the job is more pressured than stressful - deadlines are often..."

"I think there should be a more transparent structure on how people get allocated..."

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