Clifford Chance Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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Clifford Chance Managing Partner Matthew Layton
Matthew Layton
79 Ratings
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  1. "Not a bad place to start"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern 

    I worked at Clifford Chance

    Pros

    Diverse matters to work on, good training

    Cons

    Long hours but I guess is normal

  2. "Long hours, good salary"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "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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  4. "Associate in Dubai"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lawyer in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team, interesting work and loved being involved in the region's top work

    Cons

    Some long hours in the office during busy times

  5. "Great employer, but long hours and average pay"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great cases; nice colleagues; good work environment

    Cons

    Average salary and long hours

  6. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great employer, nice people, good pay

    Cons

    Very long hours, demanding clients

  7. "Trainee Solicitor"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor 

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly, welcoming and supportive Quality of work is great Knowledge of lawyers

    Cons

    Work life balance - long hours have an impact over time

  8. "Great environment"

    4.0
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    Former Intern - Commercial Property Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Clifford Chance for less than a year

    Pros

    LGBTQ+ inclusive environment Challenging, fast-paced work

    Cons

    The work can seem monotonous or boring, so you need to enjoy reading large amounts of literature etc Long hours. On the vacation scheme I left the office at 5pm most days and it was one of the reasons given why I didn't get a training contract. Make sure to give face time.

  9. "Good team"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Paralegal 
    Recommends

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, nice team and away trips

    Cons

    Long hours, no progression for paralegals

  10. "Good benefits"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance, dinner and cabs home, loads of social events, very friendly culture

    Cons

    Long hours and pay is lower than other magic circle firms

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