Bird & Bird Reviews

Updated 9 Sep 2020

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3.6
73%
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51%
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Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr
David Kerr
17 Ratings
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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Sydney

    I have been working at Bird & Bird full-time

    Pros

    great environment and team

    Cons

    not applicable i like working there

  2. "Interview"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bird & Bird full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team, firm has good culture

    Cons

    No cons really stand out


  3. "Good law firm"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Lawyer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good work culture and work life balance

    Cons

    practices are small but good

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    "Great work life balance"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to work with an international network of lawyers on global matters for global clients; friendly, down to earth culture which is emulated across most of the offices globally; genuine opportunities for international travel to build a global network of colleagues; opportunity for higher responsibilities at a junior level

    Cons

    Some practice areas can be quieter; partners are territorial over their assigned associates and so less exposure to the work of other teams even when there is capacity.

  5. "good firm"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bird & Bird full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great law firm to work for, great environment good people and innovative

    Cons

    Partnership structure makes decisions slow and cumbersome

  6. "Great Place of Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Supervisor in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bird & Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great facilities & fantastic canteen

    Cons

    City travel & greater departmental collaborations

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  7. "A lifestyle firm"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bird & Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Interesting sector groups - Not big hours expectations.

    Cons

    - Low pay. - Poor support.

  8. "Legal intern"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bird & Bird full-time

    Pros

    1. international firms with diversity 2. friendly working environment

    Cons

    1. over time working at night from time to time 2. The way employment law team treat the interns is horrible 3. perks below the market rate compared with peer firms

  9. "Rapidly changed"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bird & Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lunch hall on 11th floor, some great people

    Cons

    Endless rows of dull open plan pod offices, some tricky people, very male especially at partnership.

  10. "Decent Enough"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bird & Bird full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance was good

    Cons

    Didn't really feel senior management had a real idea of where the company was going.

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