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Clifford Chance Global Managing Partner Charles Adams (no image)
Charles Adams
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is generally very nice comparing with other big laws(in 28 reviews)

  • "Good for training and quality of work(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance could be improved(in 42 reviews)

  • "long hours in transactional seats(in 85 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Junior lawyer at Clifford Chance (Asian office)

      5 Mar 2018 - Trainee Lawyer in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Formal training programme - Genuinely friendly and nurturing seniors - opportunities for overseas secondment - Great staff benefits (eg overtime meals and taxis)

      Cons

      - Pay lags the other UK firms in Asia, and is far lower than the US firms - Long hours - Certain teams have a more toxic culture with work-shy seniors and overworked juniors

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good work

      15 Jun 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Interesting work, able to learn from clients and colleagues

      Cons

      Long hours as expected, need to stem bullying

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great culture and people

      7 Jun 2021 - Human Resources Advisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Collaborative and inclusive culture - Good exposure to interesting work and projects - Competitive reward and benefits offering

      Cons

      - Long hours culture - Limited opportunities for progression longer term

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good pay but long hours

      4 Apr 2021 - Associate in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good pay but long hours

      Cons

      working long hours and can be tiring

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    6. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      23 Feb 2021 - Intern 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      non-hierarchical, friendly associates and partners, cutting edge work

      Cons

      Long hours, highly competitive, and training period is quite long

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good firm, good training, Long hours

      21 Sep 2020 - Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good culture and solid training and deals

      Cons

      Long hours, poor work life balance

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    8. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Not a bad place to start

      25 Jun 2020 - Intern 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Diverse matters to work on, good training

      Cons

      Long hours but I guess is normal

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good benefits

      19 Nov 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good insurance, dinner and cabs home, loads of social events, very friendly culture

      Cons

      Long hours and pay is lower than other magic circle firms

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fabulous

      4 Jul 2014 - Anonymous 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Global office with colleagues from different countries and walk of life.

      Cons

      Long working hours and need to upgrade IT systems and softwares.

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    11. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good for your CV, bad for your mental health

      25 Dec 2013 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice facilities and support services (on-site gym and dinner brought to your desk after 9:30pm), print room services have massively improved since I was a trainee, great brand name and instantly recognisable. Mostly an open door culture and the majority of partners are approachable.

      Cons

      Long hours - expect your holidays (including Christmas) and weekends to go out the window once you push past 1 year PQE; the pay isn't commensurate with the expectation that you're on call at the weekends; bonuses are pathetic in the finance departments (expect about 1mth salary and only if you're booking in at least 110% utilisation); 24h secretarial support isn't always there and the patchy quality of document production support can sometimes mean your efforts to meet a deadline by sacrificing your sleep and sanity are for naught; bullies hide in plain sight; teams can be poorly staffed and what may start out as a small deal may spiral out of proportion but without the requisite staffing levels.

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