Freshfields

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Freshfields Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
37 Reviews
3.6
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Exciting place to be at

    Former Employee - Presentation Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Presentation Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Freshfields as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The presentations I did for Freshfields were very well received. The lalwyers I worked with were very professional and nice.

    Cons

    I have none at this time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great firm to work for - friendly partners, lawyers, staff and very good training.

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Freshfields full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent training, friendly environment, hands-on work.

    Cons

    Hours can sometimes be long, but that is the nature of Big Law.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Loved it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Freshfields full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A class outfit run by genuinely decent people. I worked there for 5 years and don't have anything bad to say about the people. The London office is beautiful and the food in the staff restaurant excellent. Generally businss services can't do enough to help you. I resepcted the firm's management. The free Olympics tickets in 2012 were a ncie touch too.

    Cons

    The IT is dire - really dreadful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the IT infrastructure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Organization, great people !

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Paralegal in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Freshfields full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great facilities, great people around, opportunity for good professional projection, the location and the building are perfect. The kind of projects we get involved is always challenging and interesting. The facilities are great there is a gym in the basement free and only for the employees furthermore the restaurant is amazing too; the quality and variety of the food is great.

    Cons

    long hours of work, very competitive and work at weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Trainee solicitor

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    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Freshfields full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work and colleagues.

    Cons

    Brutal working hours and very poor work life balance.

  7.  

    Freshfields, 1st Year

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Freshfields

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good colleagues, and free beverages.

    Cons

    Benefits package is weak. Long hours, but that is law practice anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was impressed with how many people have come to visit with me about how I have been settling in, even the head of HR took some time to come chat with me.

    Recommends
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