Get the inside buzz from graduates at Clifford Chance

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2015)
"A down to earth, high calibre and international firm."
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...

"At the time I applied I had to complete an online application and tests before attending..."

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

"The firm does make an effort to provide comprehensive training. In terms of non-legal..."

"Very good mentoring system - good work is recognised and areas for improvement are..."

"I enjoy being in Canary Wharf, as everything is so convenient and accessible once..."

"Hours can be long, but the quality of the work is great. There is no 'face-time'..."

"Trainees don't get bonuses but after qualification bonuses are good. Pay is more..."

"Perks include dinners, tickets, free meals after 7:00pm every day and free taxis..."

"Online psychometric test, assessment day involving hour interview, further verbal..."

"I had to discuss the market developments in China and how these impact global trade..."

"The firm is investing a lot of money into reducing its carbon footprint."

"The firm is very diverse in terms of ethnicity and it is flexible concerning maternity..."

"CC is great at recognising and promoting merit - once you've earned your stripes..."

"The firm is really very committed and all trainees have to say how many hours they've..."

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

"I do not like the unpredictability of working hours."

"Reputation, quality of training and quality of work."

"Retention rates at the firm are among the best in the City."

"The cookies are outrageously good, and if you're working late you can get them delivered..."

"International, global leader, cutting-edge work."

"Mentoring and recruitment events are held at local schools/universities. However,..."

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

"I would like the firm to expand the secondment opportunities even further."

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