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Allen & Overy Reviews

Updated 9 Aug 2019

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4.3
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Allen & Overy CEO Wim Dejonghe
Wim Dejonghe
35 Ratings
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  • "It can be very long hours for a junior lawyer(in 33 reviews)

  • "Poor work/life balance; client expectation that you are available 24/7(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Legal Intern Experience in the banking team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Allen & Overy

    Pros

    High profile of the work. Appreciation. Supportive culture.

    Cons

    heavy workloads. less further opportunity. bad work/life balance

    Allen & Overy2019-01-25
  2. "Sydney office - Not a long term prospect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    Great brand to have on your CV Opportunities in terms of variety of work

    Cons

    Lack of career progression or training Unrealistic expectations No recognition or reward when you go above and beyond Very lean teams so you end up doing the job of 3 people Culture became less collaborative/friendly and more siloed Burn out. Sustainable for a short period but not long term

    Advice to Management

    Recognise your employees so you stop losing good talent. Actually provide flexibility to employees, not just expect them to be flexible for you. Focus more on career progression.

    Allen & Overy2019-02-01
  3. "Lawyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    depends on the team but generally good working culture

    Cons

    Bad Life and work balance

    Allen & Overy2018-05-11
  4. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    Excellent quality of work. Surrounded by smart and hardworking team.

    Cons

    Long hours. 25/7 availability.

    Advice to Management

    Manage balance of work for Associates.

    Allen & Overy2018-02-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good branding for you CV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    High caliber of work and clients. Branding on CV yields good opportunities after leaving the firm.

    Cons

    Long hours, at times difficult culture.

    Allen & Overy2017-07-12
  6. "Lawyer"

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, open culture with lots of team work and open management team. top of the market compensation for private law practice

    Cons

    Work/life balance is hard to achieve, very lean team means lawyers of all level work very long hours to met client demands

    Advice to Management

    Hire more lawyers to make workload more manageable

    Allen & Overy2017-05-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal 

    I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, get to work on great matters and learn so much in a short space of time.

    Cons

    Hours can be horrendous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the quality of the work of the women in the office and place less value on interpersonal male friendships when it comes to promotion

    Allen & Overy2017-02-03
  8. "Great place to work. High performing and fantastic benefits."

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    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overseas opportunities; great work; quality people.

    Cons

    Competitive; lack of progression opportunities; top end of market so not much work available.

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally

    Allen & Overy2013-12-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - LPM 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities, phenomenal peer group, facilities

    Cons

    Competitive atmosphere can lead to exhaustion

    Allen & Overy2019-07-30
  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allen & Overy for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere good work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of continuity in some departments

    Allen & Overy2019-07-24
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