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  1.  

    Clueless business service managers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freshfields

    Pros

    Lawyer's bring in the money, good location. Easy to get to. Company pays a good portion of the benefits, dedicated lawyers,

    Cons

    Clueless business service managers,foolishly spends money the lawyers bring in. Secretaries get hired and fired every two weeks, I mean don't they know how to recruit? Idiots!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all these useless managers, they are all clueless, especially the HR manager. Tech is ancient, get rid of the IT manger since he looks like he's afraid if his own shadow and get into the 21st century already!

  2.  

    Really tough and thoroughly unrewarding both professionally and personally but for the idion, what does not kill you ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Banking Lawyer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Banking Lawyer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Freshfields full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on huge international deals - very good for the CV.
    Opportunity to gain first class technical skills.
    Exposure to wide varied massive corporate clientelle.
    Some good pro bono opportunities.

    Cons

    Treated like an expendable machine part, chewed up and spat out - unless on very specific career development path of the highly revered few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees with the respect they deserve and don't 'manage them out' by wearing them down with increasing hours and diminishing respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Freshfields full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    intelligent co-workers, great on the cv, top deals

    Cons

    management couldn't care less about the prospects of associates/stress levels/enormous working hours and the attrition rate is extremely high for associates - almost no chance of making partner and even if you do - they have forcefully removed huge numbers of equity partners some of whom are still there and angry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    greed is not necessarily good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Demeurez loin de Paris, bureaux français de Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer!!! Stay away from Paris, France office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate In International Arbitration in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Associate In International Arbitration in Paris (France)

    I worked at Freshfields

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Nom prestigieux sur votre CV – les employeurs sont toujours impressionnés lorsqu'ils voient que j'ai travaillé là.

    Prestigious name on your resume - employers are always impressed when they see that I worked there.

    Cons

    Aucun équilibre travail/vie privée, environnement coupe-gorge, superviseurs malhonnêtes, salaires extrêmement bas

    Zero work/life balance, cutthroat environment, dishonest supervisors, extremely low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Traitez vos employés avec respect et payez-les décemment.

    treat your employees with respect and pay them fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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