Allen & Overy - Great place to work if you are willing to make the sacrifices | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you are willing to make the sacrifices"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training, interesting work (even as a first seat trainee), a very sociable firm with an informal culture, learning from the best. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Consistently long hours - especially in the banking department. There is no limit to the hours that you are expected to put in, and the firm doesn't even pretend to aim for a work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    A hefty paycheck isn't enough to retain the best talent. More needs to be done to make the job sustainable.

    Allen & Overy2017-10-07
  1. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy

    Pros

    People, Salary, Opportunities, High Profile cases

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance, not known in the USA enough

    Allen & Overy2018-02-07
  2. "Nowhere near as good as I was expecting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    Onsite facilities and amenities are excellent

    Cons

    They talk a lot about diversity and have all kinds of initiatives, but it's still a big city firm that only cares about chargeable hours. The smile doesn't reach the eyes.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a safe environment to whistleblow. There's no trust that disclosing something won't be severely career limiting.

    Allen & Overy2019-06-18

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