Freshfields

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Freshfields Reviews in New York City, NY

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
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  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  3.  

    Great people, not so great management

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

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

    Pros

    The attorneys are brilliant and the work is exciting.

    Cons

    Management has been re-structuring the firm and the results have not been positive.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    High quality work and attorneys.

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

    I have been working at Freshfields

    Pros

    You are working with the best and the brightest attorneys on high profile domestic and international cases. The firm supports traveling to other offices and encourages attorneys to work for extended periods abroad in another Freshfields' office.

    Cons

    As with any other law firm, the hours can be tough and the stress level high.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Great Firm to Work for, not the best opportunity for promotion.

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

    I have been working at Freshfields

    Pros

    20 Vacation days, 2 float days, 6 sick days
    Health Care paid for by the firm
    Great New Offices at 601 Lexington
    Pretty laid back atmosphere at most part
    Firm pays 1/3 of your yearly gym membership (support staff only)

    Cons

    Poor Pay Rises (so negotiate a good rate when you start)
    Poor Bonuses (not paid on performance paid equally across the firm)
    No real annual appraisal process

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    Provide support staff with a good carreer path and more of an opportunity to grow

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