Get the inside buzz from graduates at Clifford Chance

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2015)
"Ambitious, friendly and hard-working."
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...

"People with a genuine interest in the business world and upcoming developments. You..."

"The socialising amongst trainees is great. The fact that you do a firm specific LPC..."

"Training on offer, both overall and in the departments, is excellent."

"There is a genuine 'open-door' policy and I have had support from the regular appraisal..."

"The office has excellent facilities (including a swimming pool) and I love being..."

"If you are open and transparent with people then everyone will work to accommodate..."

"The salary is brilliant however I think trainees should be paid more if they have..."

"Perks include: a gym, swimming pool, free dinners, cultural events, subsidised singing..."

"There were two rounds of online questions followed by an assessment day consisting..."

"Half of the interview consisted of answering questions on a case study and half revolved..."

"A lot of posters advertising our continued commitments to recycling, carbon offsetting..."

"CC has a fantastic LGBT network - ARCUS. The firm is authentic in its commitment..."

"On a day-to-day basis I will be communicating with the client, and I was also fortunate..."

"The firm is very committed to pro bono. I have worked on a micro-finance project..."

"I work with a diverse group of people."

"Seeing the sun rise over the Thames Estuary from the 29th floor at 6:00am, knowing..."

"I chose CC as it seemed to be the friendliest Magic Circle firm."

"People leave for different reasons, but the retention rates show that for people..."

"Great cookies. And a great gym to deal with the great cookies."

"A down to earth, high calibre and international firm."

"The firm has a variety of ways through which one can get to know it. There are open..."

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

"I think there should be a better way of allocating seats so that your key preferences..."

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