Clifford Chance US
3.2 of 5 9 reviews
www.cliffordchance.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Clifford Chance US Managing Partner Craig Medwick

Craig Medwick

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Job Insecurity while Maintaining Employment

Administrative (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Clifford Chance US

ProsThe pay is in the median range for other law firms of this size. Profit sharing is good. Vacation time generous. Management willing to be flexible with scheduling.

ConsThe firm has gone through multiple rounds of layoffs and nobody is ever quite certain there won't be another one. No recognition for a job well done but this may be an industry standard. Firm has cut back so much financially in an effort to boost partner bonuses that the environment is negative. Holiday parties are minimal. Annual bonuses are stagnant. Pay increases were frozen for a year, then we were given a small percentage the following year. Workload is oppressive at times since so many people were let go. This Firm has a history of managment sticking their heads in the sand in an effort to keep their vulnerable jobs. (Out of sight, out of mind I guess.)

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just smile and nod your head when an employee has a valid complaint and seeks resolution. The problems will not go away by ignoring them and you're just making your loyal employees feel unappreciated. And yes, financial compensation goes a long way to prove how appreciative you are since the words are rarely spoken.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Typical law firm

Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Clifford Chance US

ProsGood compensation, somewhat interesting work

ConsConstant layoffs and partner upheaval. Firm management is not transparent at all. London impacts all of New York's managing decisions

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk more to associates and actually explain firm developments.

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