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Allen & Overy Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated Jul 5, 2019

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Allen & Overy CEO Wim Dejonghe
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  • "It can be very long hours for a junior lawyer(in 33 reviews)

  • "Poor work/life balance; client expectation that you are available 24/7(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy part-time

    Pros

    Lovely people, great office and great working environment

    Cons

    Not a very open office so hard to converse with people you need

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Allen & Overy2018-09-18
  2. "Work hard, play hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    Truly international deals and projects Challenging working environment Pretty efficient back-office Nice colleagues

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance (not compatible with decent private/family life) No long term career perspective Unlimited availability, basically all the time High pressure at mid-level

    Allen & Overy2018-09-07
  3. "IT Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working environment was very good.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities of promotion

    Allen & Overy2018-04-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Light"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Allen & Overy full-time

      Pros

      Good working environment Good pay. Good facilities and gym Excellent career prospects. Good place and nice colleagues to work with

      Cons

      Hard work, constant work pressure Long hours, all the time trying to meet deadlines, sometimes politcs and favouratism

      Allen & Overy2016-08-20
    • "Excellent firm"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Allen & Overy

      Pros

      Great deals, good working environment

      Cons

      long working hours and sometimes weekend work.

      Advice to Management

      balance work & life as much as possible

      Allen & Overy2016-03-16
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great co-workers, but management could be "cold"."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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      I worked at Allen & Overy full-time

      Pros

      Excellent training and nice working environment; lots of corporate events to which to look forward.

      Cons

      Low pay; management sometimes had an elitist attitude; great training but not much follow-up support afterwards.

      Advice to Management

      Greater flexibility in allocating staff hours. I was working a night-shift, and all night-shift staff were on the same hours when it might have been better if our start/finish times were staggered.

      Allen & Overy2013-12-05
    • "Excellent overall"

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      Former Employee - Senior Associate in City of London, England
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      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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