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Linklaters Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Linklaters Firmwide Managing Partner Gideon Moore
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Pros
  • Fantastic work life balance and supportive team (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people who are knowledgeable and bright (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non-existent (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours, demanding, high expectations (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Truly an amazing place to work"

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

    I have been working at Linklaters full-time

    Pros

    The management really cares about its employees. Excellent benefits, progressive feedback/review policies, amazing staff

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  2. "Workplace Bullying, Verbal Abuse, Gaslighting and other Psychological Abuse"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linklaters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only the salary, and there are other places to earn it.

    Cons

    As an associate in the Structured Finance and Derivatives Practice Group I was repeatedly humiliated and subjected to psychological abuse including gaslighting by my "manager". I wish I had never taken the job, which sent me on a downward psychological spiral due to the abuse.

    Advice to Management

    Shut down your New York office as it is a serious source of possible employment litigation for your firm.

  3. "Linklaters"

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

    Pros

    Classy and British. Everyone is very polite and approachable. Work load not as demanding as other big law. Strong international presence.

    Cons

    International work which make hours weird occasionally. Not as prestigious as other super rich firms in US.

    Advice to Management

    More transparent on the performance review process and bonus. Give feedback on whether on par track earlier.


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scarsdale, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scarsdale, NY

    I worked at Linklaters (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cross-border work flow, London based training for entry level associates and a lot of secondment opportunities

    Cons

    Not much room for new counsel and partner positions in the US

    Advice to Management

    more mentorship at early years


  5. "good international firm with interesting cross-border work and collegiate environment"

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    Current Employee - Managing Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Linklaters (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collegiate work environment; great benefits; well-respected international firm; a lot of secondment opportunities to other offices within the firm; interesting cross-border work.

    Cons

    The US offices play a support role to the London office; lack of good US work. Difficult to make counsel/partner for US associates.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "US Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some interesting people who work here.

    Cons

    The work environment can be difficult. Non-professional behavior is often overlooked. There is a tolerance for dishonesty at all levels of the firm.


  7. "Former Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good internal environment.

    Cons

    UK focus impedes US development

  8. "Linklaters experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Linklaters full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues; Biglaw pay and bonus.

    Cons

    Very little partnership opportunities in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clear career paths to partnership or be more forthcoming regarding promotion expectations.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is amazing. Senior management really cares about their people and it's evident everyday. I would recommend anyone working for this law firm.

    Cons

    You need to take control of your own career here - someone is not going to chase you down for a promotion, but once you take the step to talk to someone, the conversation will happen.


  10. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people, good values, work\life balance

    Cons

    nothing to say here about company


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