Allen & Overy - Great shop which could be fabulous with some tweaks | Glassdoor
  1. "Great shop which could be fabulous with some tweaks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Overy full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very innovative firm, good work, superb clients and generally speaking people who are pleasant to work with

    Cons

    Great around the world but lack of perspective in the US, extreme emphasis on short term numbers, lack of recognition of the value of clients brought to the firm when compared to mere billable hours

    Allen & Overy2018-09-06
  1. "Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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