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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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3.6
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Edward Braham and Stephan Eilers
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  1. "Service Desk Analyst role in FBD"

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely good with many benefits from career development to company ethos.

    Cons

    On occasion long hours when working on the service desk but overall a good experience

    Advice to Management

    for the current position keep the hours more reasonable

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-07-04
  2. "Challenging or boring, depending on many factors"

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

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Market leading work and teams

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes tedious tasks

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-06-11
  3. "Sophisticated, organised, great office facilities and benefits"

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

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are professional and every department is an expert at what they do. Processes are slick. The London office offers many advantages (onsite gym and cafe etc)

    Cons

    At times, it takes a long time to create change because of the size and structure of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value and reward and educate your people but allow professional growth and salary increases where deserved even if it isn’t a classical path.

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-06-09
  4. "Perfect"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Understanding managers Interesting work Good pay

    Cons

    Hours are sometimes long

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-04-30
  5. "Legal support Assistsnt"

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    Former Employee - Legal Support Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hugh profile work and a great support network with lots of activities such as sports teams and social events

    Cons

    No training contracts within Manchester but something they are looking to bring in a qualification route.

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-04-28
  6. "Great place to work for and in"

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    Current Employee - Knowledge Assistant in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly staff , team and management.

    Cons

    career progression and skill enhancement is limited

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-04-28
  7. "PA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, lovely office

    Cons

    Very quiet and stuffy

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-03-28
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Presurised"

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    Former Employee - Global Service Desk Analyst in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Extra payment for OoO

    Cons

    Presurized and people turnover. Long night shift

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-02-26
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    "Negative cultural shift"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A firm full of smart people doing interesting, well paid work. Decent benefits and great reputation.

    Cons

    Cuts over the past few years and changes to the partnership structure putting overwhelming pressure on junior people in the firm. Collegiate and positive vibes in the past morphed into a toxic, unpleasant, cut-throat atmosphere. Cuts to business services without investment in systems has led to functions failing/being run to the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, prioritise cultural shift immediately.

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-03-05
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not for me"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Receptionist in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big offices in nice location

    Cons

    Big difference on salary and benefits between the Freshfields reception members and the OC reception members (OC's very poor to compare).

    Advice to Management

    Should man the reception only by Freshfields employees or by Office Concierge. The difference on salary and benefits are not encouraging OC staff to stay.

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-02-19
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