Get the inside buzz from graduates at Clyde & CO

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2017)
"International, sector-focused, streamlined, entrepreneurial."
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.7 / 10
 
Hours
7.8 / 10
 
Salary
5.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.7 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Colleagues of all levels are friendly and helpful.
  • Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is encouraged and there is no culture of face-time.
  • Trainees are given good levels of responsibility and exposure to a wide range of work.
  • There are many international opportunities for those who want them.

Cons

  • Working hours can get quite long during busy periods.
  • Internal decision-making processes can lack transparency.
  • Notice regarding the location and department of your next seat can be short.
  • Salaries don't quite match those on offer at other firms.

What insiders say about...

"Languages are a plus, as are candidates who want to work internationally."

"While the firm appears to me as quite hierarchical and there is not much opportunity..."

"We have been given a wide range of compulsory and optional training in a variety..."

"Different partners and associates have different ways of working, instructing and..."

"There are two buildings in London - one plush new blue one, very modern and chic..."

"I am working approximately 40-45 hours a week. However, a number of trainees have..."

"It is generally in line with the rates in the City at the moment, which have decreased..."

"There is a £1,000 interest free loan available on starting that can be used for..."

"I completed a long form application form for a vacation scheme and was invited for..."

"I was asked about one of my university courses, my extracurriculars and hobbies,..."

"Double sided printing, reduction in paper use, cycle to work scheme."

"I think the London office does more in this regard than Manchester, although there..."

"Great responsibility, good client contact and good quality of work. Varied litigation..."

"There are lots of opportunities for voluntary work including pro bono advice at law..."

"Diversity of work. Quality of lawyers. Quality of supervision. Chance for international..."

"Support departments not keeping pace with fee-earning departments (i.e. cafeteria..."

"The contentious work focus of the firm."

"The firm recruits to retain but at the same time if you are not good enough, you..."

"An episode of "Sherlock" was filmed in our building."

"Genuinely friendly with approachable people."

"Our firm recruits from a wide range of universities, many of which are more likely..."

"The work is challenging and interesting but the hours are relatively relaxed."

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