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Cleary Gottlieb Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2019

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Cleary Gottlieb CEO Mark Leddy
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Diverse and friendly environment demanding the highest quality of work.

    Cons

    The location is not the best for lunch options.

    Advice to Management

    Do a great job and you will be rewarded.

    Cleary Gottlieb2017-03-16
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

      Pros

      For one of the top law firms, it was a very supportive environment to be a paralegal. While the hours are rough, the people you work with are great, the office is amazing, and they really do care about you having the best experience possible.

      Cons

      The downsides are standard for being a paralegal at a big law firm - brutal hours, no long term job potential unless you go to law school and come back, etc.

      Cleary Gottlieb2017-02-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Legal Assistant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

      Pros

      Exposed to new legal work

      Cons

      Not much room to move up

      Cleary Gottlieb2017-03-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Excellent law firm"

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      Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      The best colleagues and the most interesting work in biglaw.

      Cons

      Still biglaw. Three more words.

      Cleary Gottlieb2017-03-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "Litigation Technology Analyst"

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        Current Employee - Litigation Technology Analyst in New York, NY

        I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Manager is very knowledgeable about e-discovery and data processing

        Cons

        No room for growth and it's very difficult to move from one department to the other

        Cleary Gottlieb2017-02-20
      • Helpful (1)

        "Overall good place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

        Pros

        Great culture, friendly people and a nice place to work

        Cons

        Bureaucracy and a lot of administrative hoops

        Cleary Gottlieb2016-12-08
      • Helpful (2)

        "Financial Institutions Research Manager"

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        Current Employee - Financial Institutions Research Manager in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        friendly, interesting work,mind challenging,

        Cons

        long hours, on call after hours

        Advice to Management

        listen to your staff

        Cleary Gottlieb2016-10-23
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great firm"

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

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

        Pros

        Great work environment. Everyone is very supportive and invested in other people's growth. The firm has adequate measures to encourage mentorship. They value work-life balance.

        Cons

        As with any firm, sometimes you work long hours.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the good work!

        Cleary Gottlieb2016-10-22
      • Helpful (1)

        "Benefit"

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        Former Employee - Receptionist in Bronx, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Cleary Gottlieb for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Cleary Gottlieb has great benefits.

        Cons

        There is no room for growth in certain department. Your hard work will go unnoticed.

        Cleary Gottlieb2016-11-05
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great place to work!"

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

        I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb

        Pros

        Stimulating work place; nice people. It's great to be in a more specialized practice group where you have better control of your schedule.

        Cons

        Happiness depends largely on which partners you work for.

        Cleary Gottlieb2016-10-12
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