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Cleary Gottlieb Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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  • "Great atmosphere, the lawyers are very respectful, opportunities to grow(in 15 reviews)

  • "A very profitable wall street law firm that has a large team of highly professional workforce(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Litigation Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time

    Pros

    great PTO, nice offices, nice cafeteria

    Cons

    Long hours, over-worked lawyers, stressful environment

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-08-22
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    "Review"

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    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

    Cleary Gottlieb2017-12-09
  3. "Great Opportunities"

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    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

    Cleary Gottlieb2017-08-30
  4. "Interesting Work/Great Colleagues"

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      Current Employee - Associate 

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

      Pros

      Cleary has interesting/challenging work and great colleagues

      Cons

      Long hours and poor work/life balance

      Cleary Gottlieb2017-04-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "Excellent Firm, Great People"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cleary Gottlieb

      Pros

      Cleary lawyers are easily some of the best and brightest. Importantly, the firm actively cultivates lawyers with interests outside the law.

      Cons

      The firm requires the same long hours of most big law firms and there is limited scope to pursue alternate career paths.

      Cleary Gottlieb2017-05-02
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      "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)

      "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb

      Pros

      Great team of people from the secretaries to the partners, always learning new things

      Cons

      long hours and some unhappy employees

      Advice to Management

      keep treating your people with respect

      Cleary Gottlieb2015-10-01
    • "Corporate Paralegal"

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      Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cleary Gottlieb for more than a year

      Pros

      1) Fair pay 2) Management assigns work based on talents and work preferences 3) Friendly and intelligent coworkers 4) Great work infrastructure

      Cons

      1) Long hours 2) Stressful, high-pressure, tight deadlines 3) Work is not spread out over time. Periods of downtime are interspersed with periods of high work intensity 4) Not enough emphasis put on employee development

      Advice to Management

      Seek to find ways to spread out workloads more evenly. Seek out ways to develop employ talents.

      Cleary Gottlieb2015-06-08
    • "Great stable company to work for!"

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      Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Stable environment, no major layoffs

      Cons

      Obviously long hours and managers can be hit or miss

      Advice to Management

      Paralegal management needs attention

      Cleary Gottlieb2014-01-04
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