Allen & Overy Reviews

Updated 5 Mar 2021

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4.2
85%
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98%
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Allen & Overy Senior partner Wim Dejonghe
Wim Dejonghe
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly firm with great people at all levels(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great people, sophisticated work, decent by big law firm standards (in the USA)(in 13 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    Fair company pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management structured Work allocation support Lack of information sharing

  2. "Overall great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, investment into personal development and good salary.

    Cons

    Long hours, time pressure and a few inconsiderate colleagues.


  3. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    World class clients in Belfast

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment.

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  4. "all was good"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Exeter, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good firm and fewer people

    Cons

    nice but not of my tyoe

  5. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Culture and Values

    Cons

    Working hours, stress levels, deadlines

    Allen & Overy Response

    February 8, 2021

    Thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to have been a part of your career journey.

  6. "Global firm"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate 

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    Global firm working closely with colleagues in Europe

    Cons

    Failure to address problematic partners

  7. "Treadmill."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big name big ticket work

    Cons

    magic circle rigidity, not as collegiate as they claim

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  8. "Lawyer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Qualified Lawyer in London, England

    I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well paid job for starting out

    Cons

    Hard work to begin with.

    Allen & Overy Response

    January 18, 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - five stars! We are happy to hear you are enjoying your time with us.

  9. "Finance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good life work balance overall

    Cons

    Mess. Lots of processes need to be fixed.

  10. "Not much progression"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits (especially the mat and pat leave), great people

    Cons

    not much progression, poor management

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