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Great start, fizzle ending

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

I worked at Freshfields full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Incredibly smart people work at Freshfields and for the most part, people are very nice. I had some of my best work experiences here. I got to work across multiple groups and was able to forge my own path. When I first worked there, it was such a great collaborative environment.

Cons

It's a little stuffy and there are definitely some people (mainly more junior lawyers) that act like they're experts even in those things that they're clearly not. As the credit crisis hit, it became a finger-pointing culture despite the work for company not really being affected.

Advice to Management

Be supportive of everyone and work on a more inclusive culture.

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  1. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Freshfields full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, work, opportunities. People, work, opportunities. People, work, opportunities. People, work, opportunities. People, work, opportunities. People, work, opportunities. People, work, opportunities. People, work, opportunities.

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be better. Work/life balance could be better. Work/life balance could be better. Work/life balance could be better. Work/life balance could be better. Work/life balance could be better. Work/life balance could be better.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Worst experience of my life

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

    I worked at Freshfields full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -decent compensation
    -good people (ie. other associates) to work with

    Cons

    -very unsupportive partners and environment
    -extremely long hours (even by law firm standards)
    -unfriendly environment for women

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