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New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1946
Company - Private
Legal
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton may be a big cheese in the Big Apple, but the law firm also has made a name for itself in the international arena. Cleary Gottlieb's attorneys work from about a dozen offices scattered across the globe and are ... Read more

Cleary Gottlieb Reviews

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    "Very fair to employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Client Reporting Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Client Reporting Analyst in New York, NY
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    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For professional staff, work-life balance is very manageable and strong performance is recognized and appreciated by management

    Cons

    Partners can be demanding and deadlines are sometimes unreasonable

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Cleary Gottlieb Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cleary Gottlieb (New York, NY) in April 2018.

    Interview

    I first had a phone screening with a recruiter. The recruiter then asked me to send him my college transcript to forward to Cleary. I was then informed they wanted to meet with me in person. I was interviewed by 6 different people for a total of 3 hours - they all met with me separately. My experience could not have been better, each person I met was warm, caring, and showed great passion for Cleary. The company culture seemed incredible to me as a candidate, and by the second interview I knew I wanted to work here. I also had a writing assessment where I had to translate a document into a foreign language. They offered me the job the following day which showed a strong decisive team who won't let a candidate they want slip away.

    Interview Questions

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Cleary Gottlieb Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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