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Clifford Chance CEO Matthew Layton
Matthew Layton
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Focused on becoming a leading law firm, especially in innovation and technology(in 11 reviews)

  • "relaxed work environment and work pressure(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Unpredictable workload and long hours(in 30 reviews)

  • "Inspiring a strong work ethic can create work life balance challenges(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great Firm and Experience"

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      Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

      I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      World class firm with global reach, talented colleagues, great opportunities for career development

      Cons

      Need for more female partners, work life balance for parents is difficult

      Clifford Chance2019-05-04
    • "Demands a lot, gives a lot."

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      Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England

      I worked at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      International work Diverse workforce Fantastic working conditions

      Cons

      Hours and requirement to be available 24/7

      Clifford Chance2019-05-17
    • "Senior Associate"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

      Pros

      It is a great place to work.

      Cons

      New Learnings are bit nominal.

      Advice to Management

      Changing the Management Role after certain time.

      Clifford Chance2019-05-15
    • "Legal Secretary"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

        Pros

        Very welcoming company despite being in the magic circle.

        Cons

        None that I can think of!

        Clifford Chance2019-04-09
      • "Good Comes with the Bad"

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        Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great people, both in operations/business services as well as lawyers Focused on becoming a leading law firm, especially in innovation and technology Very open to new methods of working

        Cons

        Benefits are VASTLY different between lawyers and operations staff No sense of an open door policy with many of the senior level staff Ideas from HQ (London) often get pushed down to other offices without allowing the local office to have a "say" in the process

        Advice to Management

        Treat all employees the same way. Regional differences between lawyers and operations staff such as what level of discount you receive for a gym membership, what level of seating you get on an airline, maternal/paternal benefits, etc. is unsettling. Create alternative methods for associates to feel more comfortable approaching senior colleagues about the ways of working (i.e. support for additional training, changing...

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        Clifford Chance2019-04-09
      • "Fantastic"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        wonderful environment, values employees, great team, great benefits, you learn a lot, you can develop

        Cons

        no cons to be mentioned

        Advice to Management

        continue investing in your employees

        Clifford Chance2019-03-08
      • "High politics and less work"

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        Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Clifford Chance name, location wise

        Cons

        Promotions are only meant for manager’s favourite employees.! Less work, no professionalism in work. Partiallity based company. WFH option only for favourite people.

        Advice to Management

        Onshore management team should take feedback about the GSSC firm from employees directly on regular basis.

        Clifford Chance2019-02-25
      • "Finance"

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

        I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

        Pros

        Great benefits, lovely people, down to earth

        Cons

        It would be great to be based in one building together instead of split sites

        Clifford Chance2019-02-08
      • "finacial analyst"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

        Pros

        relaxed work environment and work pressure

        Cons

        lack of growth and facilities

        Clifford Chance2019-02-14
      • "Associate"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Clifford Chance full-time

        Pros

        good training arrangement and exposure

        Cons

        long hours and heave stress

        Clifford Chance2018-12-13
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