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Updated January 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits, competitive pay, and good working environment (in 10 reviews)

  • If you're going to work at a top-tier corporate law firm, Cleary is probably the best place you can choose to work (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • The firm's attitude towards work-life balance seems very one-sided (in 12 reviews)

  • Long hours and work can be repetitive (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best place to work ever. Very competent people and exiting assignments.

    Cons

    There are no cons at all.


  2. "Accounting Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay, and good working environment.

    Cons

    Work can get a little dull.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A Law firm that is trending down"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment, challenging work with vision

    Cons

    Admin staff treated poorly overall

    Advice to Management

    Look around, unemployment is down. Appreciate your colleagues.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A good law firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at Cleary are amazing.

    Cons

    You'll work a lot. That's typical for life at a big law firm.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, Interesting and international work and Great colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours, not direct feedback, not very many trained managers/partners/senior attorneys


  6. "Cleary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and people are also good

    Cons

    Hours are long and never off.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what this would be


  7. "Professional Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    The people and culture. A lot of afterwork events.

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Getting Better for non-legal staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Management is working hard to improve the quality of life and benefits offered for non-legal staff

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement is still limited


  9. Helpful (1)

    "If you're not an attorney, you are treated like garbage despite your role"

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

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment among coworkers

    Cons

    As a member of the Accounting/Finance dept, I might as well have been the janitor as no perks are given to anyone besides attorneys

    Advice to Management

    Treat people based on their qualifications despite the fact that they may not be client facing


  10. "Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Paralegals get exposure to interesting cases and get to learn a lot about the legal world before entering law school. Friendly office culture

    Cons

    Long hours and work can be repetitive


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