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Linklaters Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2019

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Linklaters CEO Gideon Moore
Gideon Moore
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "1960's London firm approach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Linklaters full-time

    Pros

    Incredible facilities in London office that beat most 'cool' tech companies (which on the flipside enable / encourage employees to work all hours) Aspire to hire the brightest and most committed Great pieces of client work and intent regarding community engagement

    Cons

    Culture is based on fear and competition - from Partners to lawyers to business services employees there is complete lack of trust or support Lack of modern or progressive thinking or genuine desire to take a strategic view is restricting it's ability to be competitive Arrogant London vs. 'rest of the world' viewpoint which impacts employees, clients and ultimately bottom line and future relevance Performance and... remuneration not driving the right behaviours Extremely 'cliquey' and there is a complete lack of diversity or inclusiveness. If you don't look the same or have the same lifestyle drivers (aka conservative WASP with traditional family values) then you wont last long. Pay staff poorly based on the brand name Reminds me of being in a 1960's firm from BBC shows.

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    Linklaters2018-02-18
  2. "Hard work but decent people"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer 

    I worked at Linklaters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good interesting work and good people to work with.

    Cons

    The hours can be brutal and the expectations very high.

    Linklaters2019-09-10
  3. "Lawyer"

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Agile working Brilliant people Premium work for premium clients Attractive remuneration package

    Cons

    Hours, hours, hours - Be prepared to sacrifice your social life

    Linklaters2019-09-05
  4. "Really good friends here, but that’s it..."

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in London, England

    I have been working at Linklaters full-time

    Pros

    Have made some really good friends, 6 month full pay maternity leave, free gym on site.

    Cons

    Salary is not in line with other companies and not leading as they should be for a magic circle firm. Management like to believe they are flexible working, but somehow manage to make you feel bad when requesting to work from home or leaving for an appointment. Micro- managing and unprofessional meeting conduct from line manager. Lawyers and their families are covered with free medical insurance - business teams... cannot have their families covered free of charge (like the lawyers do) due to “money”.

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    Advice to Management

    Become the leading law firm in salary and flexibility that you talk about - you are a magic circle firm and people are less likely to leave.

    Linklaters2019-09-03
  5. "corporate practice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Linklaters full-time

    Pros

    great team work, great knowledge and learning support

    Cons

    long and intense working hours

    Linklaters2019-08-14
  6. "Good Training"

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    Former Employee - Associate Lawyer in London, England

    I worked at Linklaters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training and brand meant it was an easy entry point for networking and new ventures

    Cons

    Culture and Leadership were extremely toxic

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your culture it needs some serious help

    Linklaters2019-08-23
  7. "Experience Depends on Team"

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    Current Employee - US Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    The overall culture is very positive, lifestyle-oriented and relaxed/fun

    Cons

    The amount you work and the rewards of the experience depend on who you work for

    Linklaters2019-08-02
  8. "Great workplace"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linklaters full-time

    Pros

    Great company lots of perks good managers

    Cons

    Can be pressurised with heavy workloads

    Linklaters2019-07-27
  9. "Doesn’t live up to its reputation"

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    Current Employee - Trainee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Linklaters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, very nice team

    Cons

    not as good as its reputation suggests

    Linklaters2019-08-09
  10. "Worked full time"

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    Former Employee - Support 

    I worked at Linklaters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance if you are in good terms with the manager.

    Cons

    Management needs to treat everyone equally.

    Linklaters2019-08-05
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