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Clifford Chance Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2020

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3.7
71%
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85%
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Clifford Chance Managing Partner Matthew Layton
Matthew Layton
62 Ratings
  1. "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
  2. "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.

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    Clifford Chance2019-10-31
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for initial Hike"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Meal Cabs Morning shift Good initial Hike in salary

    Cons

    Internal politics No personal growth Nothing good to learn

    Clifford Chance2019-11-07
  4. "Firm with a good reputation"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    good perks, pantry, medical, IT support

    Cons

    No interaction between staff, associates and partners. Everyone keeps to themselves.

    Clifford Chance2019-11-07
  5. "Great Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Clifford Chance full-time

    Pros

    Collegiate environment with open door policy; committed to diversity

    Cons

    None in particular considering it is a big law firm

    Clifford Chance2019-10-14
  6. "Don’t work here"

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    Former Employee - Professional in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stellar name high profile firm top tier

    Cons

    Toxic culture bullying and threats rampant don’t seriously listen to employee complaints hr ineffective and useless. All white partnership all white management.

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    Clifford Chance2019-11-18

    Clifford Chance Response

    November 26, 2019Global Head of Recruitment

    I am concerned to read your comments here. We take any feedback of this sort extremely seriously. Can I please ask that you contact me on the email address below – or another member of the team, if you prefer – to directly to discuss your experience so we can urgently identify appropriate next steps. We recognise that diversity of background, experience and perspective enriches our firm. Encouraging everyone to respect the individuality of their colleagues, and to feel comfortable and empowered to contribute is fundamental to our values, and critical to our success. We consider that everyone has a responsibility to see that our policies and values with regard to inclusion are applied across all levels of the Firm and in everything that we do. This is why we seek to speak with you. Your experience runs contrary from what we believe is the right way to manage an inclusive workplace. Please do contact us as outlined above. Rosie Lynn-Jones Regional Head of Human Resources and Development, Asia Pacific rosie.lynn-jones@cliffordchance.com

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior PowerPoint Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities. Cab, food, health. Work life balance

    Cons

    Management needs to be upgraded.

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    Clifford Chance2019-10-09
  8. "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
  9. "Pays you a lot to compensate for your social life"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly stimulating place to work in.

    Cons

    Easy to feel overworked. Not a very international place.

    Clifford Chance2019-10-07
  10. "Good firm to work for"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in London, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and facilities

    Cons

    Support services slightly detached from business management, too many layers

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    Clifford Chance2019-10-16
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