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"Worst experience of my life"

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Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time (More than a year)

Pros

-decent compensation
-good people (ie. other associates) to work with

Cons

-very unsupportive partners and environment
-extremely long hours (even by law firm standards)
-unfriendly environment for women

Other Employee Reviews for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  1. "Good work environment, amicable colleagues"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People working there, from partners to all levels of support staff, are all amicable and willing to help each other. Work environment and biscuits in the pantry are excellent.

    Cons

    At this very competitive IPO and M&A powerhouse, lawyers tend to work very hard so in busy times people are expected to accept long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have been doing best.


  2. "great, interesting time, hard work though"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    prestigous firm, very competitive pay, personal development, high visibility, smart and capable co workers, good management, support staff is useful.

    Cons

    Hours in the office are as in any big law firm long. Difficult work life balance. No gym on site.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have better guidance at the beginning of the career from more senior associates and partners.

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