Get the inside buzz from graduates at Clifford Chance

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2015)
"The firm is cohesive, vibrant and demanding."
  • 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
  • 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
8.5 / 10
Formal Training
9.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
6.5 / 10
7.9 / 10
9.3 / 10
Pro Bono
9.1 / 10

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"Good balance of administrative/process tasks and complex legal/commercial tasks."

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"My work can be high pressure, with very varied hours."

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

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