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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2015)
"Diverse, international, inclusive."
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...

"Stay on top of financial news. Have a unique reason for going in to law, rather than..."

"Clifford Chance tend to be quite a social team both in and after office hours. While..."

"I have been provided with a number of training sessions, which have been enhancing..."

"It is down to the trainee to strike up a good relationship with a partner or an associate...."

"Large, spacious and with lots of facilities. The dress code is very informal, you..."

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

"Recent pay rises are positive and amongst the London firms, pay is high."

"Swimming pool and brilliant gym, fantastic canteen and a lot of natural light in..."

"The hardest part is getting through the application stage, which is the part nobody..."

"Questions included: talk about a time that you haven't performed very well; tell..."

"The firm is good with recycling and promoting the cycle to work scheme."

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

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

"In my first few months of my training contract, I've already clocked up around 30..."

"The quality of work and the quality of the lawyers."

"The hours can be tough and in some departments there is a culture of staying late..."

"I wanted to undertake great work at a highly reputable firm with a team spirit."

"Historically, retention has been very strong. However, I feel that the numbers will..."

"Clifford Chance is the youngest of the Magic Circle firms."

"Top tier with an incredible culture."

"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..."

"A little more control on key decisions in terms of the seats would be nice."

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