Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2022

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4.0
74%
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Senior Partner and Managing Partner  Edward Braham and Stephan Eilers (no image)
Edward Braham and Stephan Eilers
98 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and location good quality firm(in 22 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, culture, very friendly people(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours sometimes but very rare(in 64 reviews)

  • "Working hours per week: say goodbye ay to your personal life(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to start

      May 24, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good compensation and benefits but could be better

      Cons

      Traditional UK office and conservative

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Dec 19, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good but very conservative environment

      Cons

      Not so much diversity higher you go

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Magic Circle for a reason

      Jul 23, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great brand name, strong network, fantastic precedents.

      Cons

      Unclear progress path, too much jostling for visibility.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      No work life balance

      Mar 31, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good name and reputation in the market

      Cons

      Too many worries, competitive colleagues, not enough guidance.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Associate

      Mar 2, 2016 - Research Associate in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It provides good perks, has strong firm network presence, good quality high profile type of legal work, good mentors, good knowledge bank system, nice office outfit and equipment

      Cons

      Less sociable working environment, few interactions with partners, unpleasant work sphere, long working hours, no bonuses for associates

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Very formative

      Sep 23, 2022 - Trainee in Milan
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with high-level clients and lawyers.

      Cons

      You usually spend long hours in the office

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great firm

      Sep 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic colleagues, competitive packages, good career progression

      Cons

      Lots of change, all the time

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to learn

      Aug 31, 2022 - Foreign Associate in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment, excellent lawyers, high-profile cases

      Cons

      long hours, significant rotation, little partner exposure

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      The new AC

      Sep 14, 2022 - Legal Secretary in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, good legal secretary community, some good managers, great facilities.

      Cons

      New pool system is not cohesive due to poor management with bad communication.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great firm, rubbish managers

      Sep 22, 2022 - Document Production Specialist in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relevant policies that focus on diversity, inclusion, ally ship, etc.

      Cons

      However, the managers who are responsible for implementing these policies suffer from affinity biases. For example, if you speak up (Whistleblowing and Speaking Up policy), you will be victimised leaving you without allies.

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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 559 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    74% of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

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