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Cleary Gottlieb Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2019

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  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. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Quality of life is typical biglaw.

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-08-13
  3. "Good law firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, nice offices, interesting deals

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Junior level work dan be boring

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-07-24
  4. "Great Law Firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere and smart colleagues

    Cons

    long hours and zero work-life balance

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-07-17
  5. "Cleary"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Brussels
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly capable, friendly, and outgoing colleagues; international work environment; cutting-edge legal work

    Cons

    Work life balance at times critical

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-07-07
  6. "Loved working here"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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
  7. "Working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Very good personnel and premises.

    Cons

    Not easy to develop after third year

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-06-24
  8. "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Good staff benefit, stable working hour, free style on job.

    Cons

    Poor management, unbelievable office manager.

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-06-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Waste Your Time"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Management is abysmal, and spread all over the globe.

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication+transparency Stop micromanagers, and favoritism

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-06-18
  10. "Corporate Paralegal - overall great place to work, hours are tough"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No micro managing. Over time you get to pick and choose what deals you want to be on -- after developing relationships with associates they will specifically request you or you'll even be "adopted" by specific practice groups

    Cons

    Hours can be tough, but that's what to expect at an international law firm like Cleary. You're working for and with the most demanding clients and colleagues. No mobility unless you get a JD.

    Advice to Management

    Pay paralegals more, especially the leveraged finance coordinator

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-06-18
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