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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Reviews

Updated 7 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people, interesting work and nice office space" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Competitive salary, competent supporting staff, high profile clients" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to change direction, long hours" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Poor work/life balance even for business services" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Not just a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    * Management is supportive and has an interest in your personal development
    * Friendly and collaborative environment
    * Well respected brand

    Cons

    There are no significant cons noted


  2. "n/an/an/a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, colleagues and facilities

    Cons

    long hours although there is a lot of care for our healt

  3. "Lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    Good brand. International outlook. Good people

    Cons

    Long hours. Slow career progression. Clear favoritism.


  4. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Trainee
    Current Employee - Trainee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work, good people, international

    Cons

    Long hours, trainee development is a shambles


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Assistant - stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Name on CV. Onsite gym.

    Cons

    Poor management- treated like children, do not recognise capabilities of certain members of staff, PA/EA restructure did not go to plan, mis-sold role, very boring and no room to progress. Certain areas of HR unresponsive, dated systems, everything takes an age to complete.


  6. "Big reputation firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    Great client, good canteen, very good perks

    Cons

    Hours can be very very difficult to cope with


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Freat place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    Career progession, good management, great work culture.

    Cons

    General standard office politics that you might imagine.

  8. "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Poor treatment of support staff relative to lawyers


  9. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    The company was great to work for and a key place to start a career in law, in their Manchester office which comprises of mostly paralegals and support staff.

    Cons

    There is not much room for progression at their Manchester office as it's essential role is to support the London office an other offices across Europe and even further afield.


  10. "Trainee Solicitor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    Good name on CV that will open doors in law
    High profile clients and big ticket deals and cases

    Cons

    Long hours
    Bad culture
    Juniors treated poorly
    Hardly any training
    High associate turnover rate from burning out
    Takes quite a few years of grinding it out before getting any responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your younger employees and create a culture in which they would actually want to continue working at the firm.


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