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  1. "Not a bad first job (litigation paralegal)"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great first job - there is a lot of support and understanding for the steep learning curve of a litigation paralegal's responsibilities; you can have the opportunity to work with intelligent, highly respected individuals; the pay and compensation is admirable; if you are lucky, you can get some very interesting cases and have the opportunity to perform substantive tasks

    Cons

    The work is, for the most part, administrative; the hours can be insane (3 am night happen) and often you are obligated to stay late without prior warning; there is very very little opportunity for mobility without a law degree

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone is straight out of college does not necessarily mean that they need to be micromanaged. Find ways for paralegals to be more integrated into their cases and perhaps create an opportunity for upward mobility for those who decide to stay and not go to law school.

    Cleary Gottlieb2015-12-11
  1. "Loved working here"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent management and amazing benefits

    Cons

    Salary not on target in comparison to other companies

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-06-25
  2. "Great Law Firm"

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      Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

      I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Collegial atmosphere and smart colleagues

      Cons

      long hours and zero work-life balance

      Cleary Gottlieb2019-07-17

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