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Cleary Gottlieb Reviews

Updated Sep 5, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant 

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Company perks were pretty good

    Cons

    Company politics were pretty bad

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-08-17
  2. "Loved working here"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent management and amazing benefits

    Cons

    Salary not on target in comparison to other companies

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-06-25
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    "Very fair to employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Client Reporting Analyst in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for 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

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-03-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Managing Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Managing Clerk in New York, NY
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    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perfect position for someone coming right out of college. Great benefits. Fantastic on the resume. Lots of time for a personal life as you rarely have to work overtime.

    Cons

    It can be a bit repetitive at times but overall it's hard to beat for a first full time job.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees grow and develop.

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-11-28
  5. "Great Place to be An Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility; Culture; Lock Step Compensation;

    Cons

    None (other than general cons for the big law practice industry)

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-09-05
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    "Great firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    They treat employees well. Lots of perks. Good community.

    Cons

    Demanding attorneys and environment, but this is to be expected.

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-08-30
  7. "current associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, friendly, quirky, great exit opportunities. I met some of my best friends in the world here. This is also a great firm if you have any interest in working in an international office.

    Cons

    Unclear how promotions work here. Seen quite a few people get burned. I think if you're looking for a clearer path to partnership you should look elsewhere.

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-08-23
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    "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    exciting matters, great lawyers, high level training, great experience

    Cons

    time pressure, but that's expected

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-04-24
  9. "Great!"

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    Associate in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, great work, great culture.

    Cons

    Lots of great work - lots.

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-02-27
  10. Helpful (1)

    "The best big law firm..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    The people, the staff, the subject matter, the compensation.

    Cons

    When it rains it pours.

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-02-17
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