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Clifford Chance Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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Clifford Chance CEO Matthew Layton
Matthew Layton
71 Ratings
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  • "Long hours and pay is lower than other magic circle firms(in 37 reviews)

  • "Benefits are VASTLY different between lawyers and operations staff(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "General Counsel"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance

    Pros

    Great people to work with, dedicated, hard-working.

    Cons

    Long hours, grueling schedules, senior management needs more cultural and client diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Could use shorter hours and more staff.

    Clifford Chance2015-09-08
  2. "Review"

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    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
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  4. "IPO Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance

    Pros

    High profile deals Good Career Opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours Need to work during weekends

    Clifford Chance2018-02-07
  5. "I work full time for this company"

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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High-profile transactions.Great teamwork and workplace.

    Cons

    Long hours (which should be as expected)

    Clifford Chance2017-01-29
  6. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance, dinner and cabs home, loads of social events, very friendly culture

    Cons

    Long hours and pay is lower than other magic circle firms

    Clifford Chance2019-11-19
  7. "The Law Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, friendly environment, well structured

    Cons

    Pressure on results, long working hours

    Clifford Chance2019-11-01
  8. "Upscaling LPM's to be on a par with associates"

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    Current Employee - Legal Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities are great. There is a very good restaurant, gym and swimming pool and people are friendly

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets to meet, long hours and no time to enjoy the gym or pool. Working from home is viewed as an exception not the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce or get rid of targets. Let people routinely work from home if they want to.

    Clifford Chance2019-10-31
  9. "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
  10. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work and clients for this field. Top of the game

    Cons

    Long hours (though mine are better than many of my friends at other magic circle firms and US firms and even some silver circle firms)

    Clifford Chance2019-07-31
  11. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Team is very friendly and collaborative. Work is sophisticated and challenging. Always learning new things.

    Cons

    Long hours, some repetitive tedious work

    Clifford Chance2019-06-14
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