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  1. "Hard for for decent money"

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    Current Employee - Associate Lawyer in Prague
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly and professional environment, solid know how

    Cons

    Abosolute disregard to any out of office life

    Clifford Chance2019-09-24
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Top law firm with all that comes with it"

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

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working for the best companies, quality of the work, great environment, a lot of team work, recognition, top internal academic programs and good salary

    Cons

    Very long hours including weekends, not being able to have control over your life, little free time, a lot of hierarchy, being at the client's expense.

    Clifford Chance2015-06-22
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Big firm, no soul"

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    Current Employee - Associate Lawyer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you want to get an excellent training and have a fantastic record on your CV - this is the firm for you. Also, the facilities are wonderful.

    Cons

    If you want a life, have a family and not have to spend all your money on therapy, move once you have finished your training. The facilities are also intelligently designed to keep you there. There is an obsession with billable hours beyond any sense.

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    Clifford Chance2014-05-23
  4. "British Big Law"

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

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High profile transactions, excellent training, great lawyers throughout the network. Secretarial support is very good and document support is pretty much available 24/7. The offices are nice and offer good facilities (i.e. canteen, gym, swimming pool). Office culture is good considering the demanding work requirements.

    Cons

    Very demanding hours. The nature of the work and demanding clientele means that lawyers need to be always available. The work/life balance isn't very good, which is typical for Magic Circle firms.

    Clifford Chance2014-04-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great financial law firm but..."

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    Former Employee - Associate Lawyer in Milan
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Very good exposure to clients and involvement in important deals - top tier financial law firm with some of the best lawyers specialised in finance -excellent organization

    Cons

    - work/life balance - salary is good (compared to other law firms) but considering the long hours it should be much higher - low career perspectives

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    Clifford Chance2013-06-18
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent exposure, very little work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Associate Lawyer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Clifford Chance provides excellent training and exposure to top tier clients and top tier transactions. The facilities in Canary Wharf are excellent.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the hours are extremely demanding and don't leave much time for anything outside of the office - hobbies, sport, friends, relationships all included in that. You are expected to be available at all hours and that is called upon a lot of the time.

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    Clifford Chance2012-06-25
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