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  1. Job Insecurity while Maintaining Employment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Clifford Chance US

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Don'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.


  2. Typical law firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Clifford Chance US

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, somewhat interesting work

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Talk more to associates and actually explain firm developments.



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