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Clifford Chance Senior Associate Reviews

Updated May 16, 2019

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Clifford Chance Managing Partner Matthew Layton
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  1. "Great Firm and Experience"

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    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
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    "Demands a lot, gives a lot."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    International work Diverse workforce Fantastic working conditions

    Cons

    Hours and requirement to be available 24/7

    Clifford Chance2019-05-17
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    "Good place to work"

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    Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of clever colleagues and some of the biggest clients and transactions around. Great training and nice building to work in in London. Good experience and a name that helps a cv.

    Cons

    The hours are very long, but this depends a bit on the department you work in. Probably no worse than any other very large City law firm. Despite long hours most weekends were free and holidays generally respected.

    Advice to Management

    It would be good for associates to have a clearer career path (eg alternatives to partnership that does not involve "up or out") and also for feedback - good or bad to be given more "in real time" rather than waiting for semi annual review period.

    Clifford Chance2015-06-09
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    "Good work but long hours"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, great support, the office is nice and modern, and the facilities, particularly gym, squash courts and swimming pool are great. Many "normal" people work there

    Cons

    Long hours, pretty limited prospects. When it gets busy some partners have little sympathy for things kick the need for SOME sleep.

    Clifford Chance2014-04-26
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    "Stay away unless you love the golden handcuffs"

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    Senior Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clifford Chance

    Pros

    Pay package and health insurance are very good, you have access to a BA airlines discount and hotel discounts around the globe. During travel generally stay at very lovely hotels and pending on the partner traveling with dine well.

    Cons

    long hours and unlike the NY office with no recognition perks, poor communication, poor management, partner management, very quick at cancelling vacations, illness' and pregnancy is quietly frowned upon, after-hours support is rather limited (to say the least), the taxi memos (office-wide emails reminding us bad times - justify cabs home) and being located in Canary Wharf.

    Advice to Management

    Ever wondered why recruiting has been so difficult

    Clifford Chance2008-09-06
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