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"Great Firm to Work for, not the best opportunity for promotion."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Support Staff in New York, NY
Current Employee - Support Staff in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

20 Vacation days, 2 float days, 6 sick days
Health Care paid for by the firm
Great New Offices at 601 Lexington
Pretty laid back atmosphere at most part
Firm pays 1/3 of your yearly gym membership (support staff only)

Cons

Poor Pay Rises (so negotiate a good rate when you start)
Poor Bonuses (not paid on performance paid equally across the firm)
No real annual appraisal process

Advice to Management

Provide support staff with a good carreer path and more of an opportunity to grow

Other Employee Reviews for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  1. "Amazing salary, god-awful inflexible hours."

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

    Pros

    Brilliant salary and benefits, particularly if you secure two years of law school funding.

    Friendly and supportive atmosphere.

    High level corporate work, if you're into that sort of stuff.

    Brilliant training opportunities. If you have lots of time and ambition and stamina, the world's yours for the taking.

    Cons

    Although it's possible to work remotely, it isn't encouraged out of core hours for anyone but parents. The standard is to be at your desk 9.30-7pm 5 days a week at a minimum. Part time work is virtually impossible to get or to maintain even if you get approval. Any parents have to make a lot of sacrifices to carry on working there.

    Part of this is a consequence of being a client-led girl in a competitive environment. Part of it is just being stuck in the dark ages.

    I was usually too busy all the time - if I left at 7pm for more than a week, I had 'capacity' for more work and was given more work.


  2. "Paid well, unless you factor in what you will earn per hour worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    Some great people to work with

    Cons

    Working hours are crazy, easily 60+ hours a week with little interest to improve that from management.


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