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Cleary Gottlieb Reviews

Updated Sep 5, 2019

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  1. "Great experience. Great Professionals"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, great work environment and transparent career development.

    Cons

    Work-Personal Life balance (as in any law firm)

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    Cleary Gottlieb2012-11-09
  2. "Excellent place to work."

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    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb

    Pros

    Very laid back. Everyone is helpful and extremely competent

    Cons

    there was too much overtime.

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    Cleary Gottlieb2010-09-30
  3. "Good firm, some areas for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary (but not as good as US rivals) Great peers and colleagues Slick offices Good benefits No billable hour targets

    Cons

    Being on call all the time No prospect of promotion

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    Cleary Gottlieb2019-09-05
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Law Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    Extremely smart people, friendly environment, more international and creative than peers.

    Cons

    Management not always as clear-cut as one would like.

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-07-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - First Year Associate in Paris
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The colleagues are fantastic, the working environment is nice, the deals are prestigious, the work/life balance is also good. I thinks it is an excellent choice for Y1 associates.

    Cons

    The lack of entertainment, although some progress is made on the matter. One should also mention the cyclical workload. However, I am of the opinion that the cons do not overweigh the pros

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    Cleary Gottlieb2018-03-26
  6. "Associato"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
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    (Translated from English)

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

    Pros

    Il posto migliore in cui lavorare

    Cons

    Niente da indicare come contro

    Cleary Gottlieb2017-09-12
  7. "paralegal"

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    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb

    Pros

    It's wonderful working experience in Cleary Gottlieb. A professional dream and fulfilled personal!

    Cons

    Being a very prominent and respected law firm in New York, a lot of responsibility is required, professionalism and dedication to work. You must do your best to carry forward the great legacy of Cleary Gottlieb!

    Cleary Gottlieb2016-06-09
  8. "Great place to work."

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    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb

    Pros

    Top flight matters to work on. Good people.

    Cons

    Staffing could at times be challenging because there was so much work to go around.

    Cleary Gottlieb2012-06-06
  9. "A can-do attitude is necessary."

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    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb

    Pros

    -Brilliant and friendly attorneys -Interesting deal work that makes headlines -Big name clients -Car service after 8pm in NYC

    Cons

    -Overtime is standard. -Stressful if billables are not met

    Cleary Gottlieb2012-04-24
  10. "Great place to work at"

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    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb

    Pros

    Benefits package, Overall work environment.

    Cons

    Global working hours often require working "after hours."

    Cleary Gottlieb2012-01-18
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