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Allen & Overy Senior Associate Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2019

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    "Not easy, but rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    * High quality work * Mostly intelligent and decent colleagues * Good support systems including training and precedents * Decent pay and benefits * Opportunity to work internationally

    Cons

    * Brutally long hours and the stress that comes with this * Lack of control over personal life; routinely having to cancel or curtail holidays etc * Poor work/life balance; client expectation that you are available 24/7 * Tolerance of partner bad behaviour / personality cases (immunity for big billers?) * Relentless focus on increasing profits per partner

    Allen & Overy2019-04-09
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    "Great place to learn your trade"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Attorney in London, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy

    Pros

    Great training - mostly nice colleagues - great building - CV points - attractive junior staff

    Cons

    Inflexible working - focus on hours billed - some partners lack social skills - hidden politics - bonus should be better

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff more like adults

    Allen & Overy2015-06-17
  3. "Excellent overall"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in City of London, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy

    Pros

    Work with very motivated and intelligent people. Great working environment. Extremely high quality clients.

    Cons

    Long hours and can be slightly impersonal with so many lawyers. This depends greatly on your practice area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and keep the new bonus scheme in place.

    Allen & Overy2008-08-20
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