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"Good overall though ridiculous hours"

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Current Intern - Summer Associate in New York, NY
Current Intern - Summer Associate in New York, NY
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No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Clifford Chance as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

International Scope of Work good

Cons

People kind of suck and are arrogant

Advice to Management

Show a little more concern for your employees

Other Employee Reviews for Clifford Chance

  1. "Good experience but not for longterm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, learn new skills

    Cons

    No work life balance but that is expected


  2. "Incredible international experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate (Mid-level to Senior) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate (Mid-level to Senior) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to travel the world doing international work, this is the firm for you. It truly is an integrated global platform where attorneys around the world work together on client relationships. This is not so at US based biglaw firms. You will sleep with your blackberry under your pillow in order to respond to emails from China, but you will be involved in cutting edge work.

    The attorneys are not only smart, but worldly and and interesting too.

    Cons

    The massive lay-offs in 2008 destroyed morale. They seemed to be completely random and attorneys were scratching their heads as to why certain associates were spared. On top of this, US litigation partners took off in droves. With the lay-offs and partner departures, US litigation department shrank from approx 90 attorneys to a skeleton crew of approx 5 (they are now trying to rebuild). During all of this, US management continued to call associate meetings to reassure associates that everything was fine and the future looked great.

    Do not go here for pure litigation experience. You will not get any experience. You will only draft briefs. But the investigations group (in DC), which is part of litigation, is great. NY and DC work together on investigations, which are conducted around the world.

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