Dechert Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2022

To filter reviews, or .

Found 108 of over 212 reviews

3.3
19%
Recommend to a Friend
40%
Approve of CEO
Dechert Chief Executive Officer Henry Nassau (no image)
Henry Nassau
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "good place to work for young lawyers(in 12 reviews)

  • "Dechert is a good place to begin a career in litigation(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No career progression and long hours(in 14 reviews)

  • "There is a CLEAR divide between attorneys and administrative staff(in 14 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

    What people are saying about Dechert

    Join the conversation on

    Law

    51.9K Members 

    Ask candid career questions

    -1 - https://www.fishbowlapp.com/bowl/law/posts?cf=gd&utm_medium=Glassdoor&utm_source=glassdoor.co.uk&utm_campaign=Reviews&utm_content=Employer-content-prominent-Reviews&utm_term=Dechert~3147
    Join the conversation on
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Aug 18, 2021 - Associate in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People are generally friendly, the pay is above average, and the work is interesting

      Cons

      Not much transparency on business decisions.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good firm, long hours

      Jan 12, 2022 - Associate in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Professional, well-run firm - Good pay - Strong emphasis on diveristy

      Cons

      - Long hours, need to be available always

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Poor place to work

      Nov 24, 2021 - Solicitor in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some nice people and nice offices

      Cons

      poor work life balance billable hours targets are unreachable

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good

      Oct 11, 2021 - Paralegal in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice Experience and International locations

      Cons

      Long hours and stressful environment

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Lawyer

      Aug 31, 2021 - Associate Lawyer in Bath, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good place to work for young lawyers

      Cons

      work environment can improve a little

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      It's okay

      Jan 23, 2021 - Paralegal in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It has a nice environment

      Cons

      work can be limited which isnt great.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Dechert

      Jan 19, 2021 - Associate Solicitor in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Autonomy to crack on with deals

      Cons

      Lack of collegiality between departments

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Nov 23, 2020 - Associate in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice firm, good people, good culture

      Cons

      Long hours, office in London a bit grim

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Proper due diligence very important here

      Dec 16, 2020 - Associate in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      With some notable exceptions, the Dechert London office performs an important "dictator island" function by keeping in one place a significant number of senior lawyers that you are unlikely to want to work with or learn from. If you are thinking of joining (even if you have no other option) would recommend proper due diligence and talking to a number of current employees. Seemed unfair to let the unrealistic reviews below (from Dechert HR, perhaps) go unaddressed.

      Cons

      See the pros section above

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      great place to work

      Dec 17, 2019 - Paralegal in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great place to work in

      Cons

      not much to say about this

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 108 Reviews

    Popular Careers with Dechert Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Dechert? Share Your Experiences

    or