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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2015)
"Overall, the firm is friendly, hard-working, interesting and challenging."
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...

"Our firm looks to hire well rounded 'individuals' therefore it is important to be..."

"The teams I have worked in have been very friendly and supportive. People were happy..."

"No stone is left unturned in training, especially that on offer when you are moving..."

"Each trainee gets two appraisals during a seat - mid-seat and end-of-seat appraisal...."

"Whilst in Canary Wharf, the offices are great and the facilities are unrivalled...."

"I find that my working hours can be unpredictable, but they are not too bad over..."

"As the most highly paid trainees in the UK, it's hard to complain, though many trainees..."

"Hot food/snacks are brought to your room at late times of night. Tickets to the Rugby..."

"The interview process was intense but not unpleasant - the people who interviewed..."

"Questions included: Why law? Why Clifford Chance? Competencies? How did the financial..."

"There are lots of recycling bins."

"I am really pleased how committed Clifford Chance is to diversity. You find people..."

"I am currently interacting with clients and local counsel offices a lot. The workload..."

"I have worked on a number of projects for Advocates for International Development..."

"Great work, comprehensive training, healthy vibe about the place."

"Late finishes."

"The most attractive Magic Circle option - non-stuffy and not Oxbridge obsessed, international..."

"The firm always looks to keep trainees, even offering options in different departments..."

"We are the only London firm which regularly serve Smarties cookies as part of its..."

"A friendly, high-achieving and market-leading firm to work for."

"Many events aimed at people from less privileged backgrounds - several mentoring..."

"Part of working in a highly charged and pressured environment is stress. It's not..."

"There should be more visibility as to how seats are chosen."

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