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Clifford Chance Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2020

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3.8
74%
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85%
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Clifford Chance Managing Partner Matthew Layton
Matthew Layton
64 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great company great people, interesting work, many challenges

    Cons

    Working hours can be intense

    Clifford Chance2019-08-05
  2. "Great Quality of Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great quality of work Salary

    Cons

    Work life balance was not always very well balanced.

    Clifford Chance2020-01-13
  3. "Good place but IT management could do better."

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues and facilities, flexible working.

    Cons

    Upper IT management is outdated and slow to move to new tech, not much scope for internal advancement from the ranks into management.

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    Clifford Chance2020-02-13
  4. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clifford Chance part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly people -great environment

    Cons

    -cant think of any at all

    Clifford Chance2020-01-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Billing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Billing Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a large multinational firm

    Cons

    There is a clear ‘sealing’ in terms of career progression

    Clifford Chance2020-01-10
  6. "Good team"

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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

    Clifford Chance2019-12-12
  7. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities, great colleagues, lovely office

    Cons

    Not much possibility of progression sadly

    Clifford Chance2019-11-21
  8. "Upscaling LPM's to be on a par with associates"

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    Current Employee - Legal Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities are great. There is a very good restaurant, gym and swimming pool and people are friendly

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets to meet, long hours and no time to enjoy the gym or pool. Working from home is viewed as an exception not the norm.

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    Clifford Chance2019-10-31
  9. "Top Firm"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England

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

    Pros

    Excellent work, supportive culture, interesting people.

    Cons

    Long hours but if you aren't ready for it when you join you have misunderstood the job.

    Clifford Chance2019-10-10
  10. "Pays you a lot to compensate for your social life"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly stimulating place to work in.

    Cons

    Easy to feel overworked. Not a very international place.

    Clifford Chance2019-10-07

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