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Clifford Chance Trainee Solicitor Reviews

Updated Oct 10, 2019

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Clifford Chance Managing Partner Matthew Layton
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  1. "Top Firm"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England

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

    Pros

    Excellent work, supportive culture, interesting people.

    Cons

    Long hours but if you aren't ready for it when you join you have misunderstood the job.

    Clifford Chance2019-10-10
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Ruthless atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    High quality work and excellent support staff and facilities

    Cons

    Not treated with any respect by superiors. No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like human beings

    Clifford Chance2016-02-28
  3. "Good place for work and development"

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    Trainee Solicitor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clifford Chance

    Pros

    Stimulating work environment, good professional development opportunities, collegiate working atmosphere

    Cons

    Internal policies are sometimes quite opaque

    Clifford Chance2016-01-08
  4. "Excellent place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collegiate peers Great amenities / support Face-time rare

    Cons

    Work hours - the downside to beating the downturn. Expect a heavily compromised social life.

    Clifford Chance2014-07-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard, play hard"

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    Current Contractor - Trainee Solicitor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facilities - gym, hairdresser, swimming pool, squash courts, bar, restaurant No 'face time' culture Large clients and deals

    Cons

    The usuals for being a magic circle city lawyer - unpredictable hours, tight deadlines, high pressure

    Clifford Chance2013-06-10
  6. Helpful (2)

    "2010"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support network. Nice offices. Nice to have a gym on site and assistance in the form of 24 hour secretarial support. Useful to have a large canteen and swimming pool. Great access to library and legal journals.

    Cons

    One small cog in a massive firm. No time to do anything other than work that flows from junior associates. No chance to work with senior people. No choice over type of work involved with.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with associates and try a more transparent approach.

    Clifford Chance2013-05-21
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