Clifford Chance Reviews

Updated 25 Jul 2020

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3.9
74%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Clifford Chance Managing Partner Matthew Layton
Matthew Layton
68 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance - long hours have an impact over time(in 47 reviews)

  • "Work life balance was not always very well balanced(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Don’t work here"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stellar name high profile firm top tier

    Cons

    Toxic culture bullying and threats rampant don’t seriously listen to employee complaints hr ineffective and useless. All white partnership all white management.

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    Clifford Chance Response

    November 26, 2019Global Head of Recruitment

    I am concerned to read your comments here. We take any feedback of this sort extremely seriously. Can I please ask that you contact me on the email address below – or another member of the team, if you prefer – to directly to discuss your experience so we can urgently identify appropriate next steps. We recognise that diversity of background, experience and perspective enriches our firm. Encouraging everyone to respect the individuality of their colleagues, and to feel comfortable and empowered to contribute is fundamental to our values, and critical to our success. We consider that everyone has a responsibility to see that our policies and values with regard to inclusion are applied across all levels of the Firm and in everything that we do. This is why we seek to speak with you. Your experience runs contrary from what we believe is the right way to manage an inclusive workplace. Please do contact us as outlined above. Rosie Lynn-Jones Regional Head of Human Resources and Development, Asia Pacific rosie.lynn-jones@cliffordchance.com

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Solicitor in London, England

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    fantastic supportive diverse and inclusive place to work

    Cons

    cannot think of any currently


  3. "good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Trainee in Hong Kong

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    very good pay, nice working hours

    Cons

    very chur, bad atmosphere, bad partners

  4. "Underwhelmed"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solicitor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Office location, working with ambitious people

    Cons

    Senior partners are out of touch

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  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lawyer 

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice working environment, surrounded by talented colleagues

    Cons

    Don't think there's anything to complain here.

  6. "It was an okay place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Hostess 

    I worked at Clifford Chance part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work while in school

    Cons

    It's a lot of standing and the hostesses aren't treated well

  7. "Long hours, good salary"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, good salary, global network, recognisable brand

    Cons

    Long hours, difficult to deal with partners, no checks and balances

  8. "Jkfdjkfd"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, looks good on cv

    Cons

    Too many to list. I wouldn't suggest to a friend.

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  9. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incredible experience in a fast paced dynamic firm. Brilliant at sharing know how across Clifford Chance worldwide. Generally, partners and lawyers are exceptionally bright and you can learn a lot

    Cons

    Very long hours, difficult clients, novel work so often in unchartered territory. Can involve huge personal sacrifices.

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  10. "Summer intern"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Clifford Chance part-time

    Pros

    Friendly seniors, good hours, nice office

    Cons

    Not much, besides the fact that u won’t be given lots of hands on work yet but that’s ok

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