Clifford Chance Reviews

Updated May 15, 2020

To filter reviews, or .
4.0
81%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
Clifford Chance Managing Partner Matthew Layton
Matthew Layton
67 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Long hours but if you aren't ready for it when you join you have misunderstood the job(in 43 reviews)

  • "Work life balance was not always very well balanced(in 17 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Pay"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and international exposure

    Cons

    Culture can be superficial

    Clifford Chance2020-04-25
  2. "collaborative, professional, highly respected"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great opportunity, highly collaborative team, very well respected globally and within the industry; excellent firm to get quality experience

    Cons

    none that come to mind

    Clifford Chance2020-03-17
  3. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people and work life balance

    Cons

    None at the moment, love it

    Clifford Chance2019-11-27
  4. "Outstanding Firm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collegial, supportive of professional development, bright and progressive leadership

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic, but all in the name of structure

    Continue reading
    Clifford Chance2019-10-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor training"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name brand recognition, market compensation

    Cons

    Ineffective management, not enough work

    Clifford Chance2019-09-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "trainee"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    great working place,good opportunity, good people

    Cons

    sometimes it can be really tough

    Clifford Chance2019-05-29
  7. "Great Firm and Experience"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    World class firm with global reach, talented colleagues, great opportunities for career development

    Cons

    Need for more female partners, work life balance for parents is difficult

    Clifford Chance2019-05-04
  8. "Good Comes with the Bad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, both in operations/business services as well as lawyers Focused on becoming a leading law firm, especially in innovation and technology Very open to new methods of working

    Cons

    Benefits are VASTLY different between lawyers and operations staff No sense of an open door policy with many of the senior level staff Ideas from HQ (London) often get pushed down to other offices without allowing the local office to have a "say" in the process

    Continue reading
    Clifford Chance2019-04-09
  9. "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good mix of work in asset finance. Great Team

    Cons

    Long hours and work flow is unpredictble.

    Clifford Chance2018-10-05
  10. "Experience will depend on the group"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Intellectual powerhouse; strong resources; collegiality; sophisticated and challenging projects

    Cons

    Silos; the usual big law grind; satellite office situation for non-London offices

    Clifford Chance2018-06-25
Viewing 1 - 10 of 236 Reviews