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Found 631 of over 631 reviews
4.2
87% Recommend to a Friend
Linklaters Firmwide Managing Partner Gideon Moore
99% Approve of CEO

Found 35 of over 631 reviews

4.2
87%
Recommend to a Friend
99%
Approve of CEO
Linklaters Firmwide Managing Partner Gideon Moore
Gideon Moore
192 Ratings
Pros
  • "Extremely good benefits, work life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • "Excellent place to work with good benefits(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours are relentless; Friday nights are often interrupted(in 53 reviews)

  • "The working hours are typical: long(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      People are generally nice at Linklaters

      4 Oct 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Agile working practice - People are generally nice, friendly and humble - Flexible working, good work-life balance

      Cons

      - Limited career progression especially for non-lawyers

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great training

      15 Nov 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really glad I started my career at Links - the partners and associates are generally super smart, top-caliber lawyers. The training I received was top-notch. I'm now in-house and work with a variety of BigLaw firms, and sometimes I'm absolutely shocked at the poor quality of legal advice received from associates other firms (even big Wall Street names).

      Cons

      The hours can be crazy - but I don't think that's any different from any other top-tier law firm in the US or UK.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      22 Oct 2021 - Legal Secretary in Madrid
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, technology, people, location, offices

      Cons

      No profesional growth if you’re not a lawyer

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    5. 3.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Not a friendly place to work at

      6 Oct 2021 - IT Service Desk Analyst in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work-life-balance and good working hours

      Cons

      very unfriendly and unprofessional secretaries very political receptionists very rude lawyers especially the ones calling from New York, very demanding

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great at the beginning, favourites came to the fore and lost its lustre

      23 Aug 2021 - CNCT Advisor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities for travel. Learn a lot in a relatively short period of time.

      Cons

      Big divide between the lawyers and support staff. Managers in department had their clear favourites, and if you don't fit, you don't progress.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Long hours for little gain

      7 Jul 2021 - Associate in Paris
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall reasonably sane partners and friendly colleagues Working cross-practice and cross-office Decent pay (bonuses are pretty low though)

      Cons

      Depends on offices and practice, but in my experience: Deliberate understaffing leading to very, very long hours No team spirit, no transparency from the partners even on the most trivial decisions No feedback / mentoring for more junior lawyers No visibility on the market whatsoever and no efforts to raise the profile of team members Little to no career prospects in the medium to long term

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

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      7 Mar 2021 - Managing Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Constant learning from other highly qualified and experienced lawyers

      Cons

      Hierarchical, lack of close contact with business, focus on a narrow part of a large transaction so difficult to get a good overview of full business and transaction.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Top among other international law firms

      2 Feb 2021 - Associate in Milan
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top law firm with outstanding professionals and informal workplace - Maximum exposure with clients. Always looking for initiatives to increase diversity and worklife balance

      Cons

      Working very long hours and during weekends like in every international law-firm. Difficult to gain secondment experience if you are not a senior lawyer

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place

      15 Feb 2021 - Marketing Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Looked after everyone during the pandemic

      Cons

      Long hours, lawyers work all hours

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    11. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Long hours

      4 Feb 2021 - Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, smart people, great facilities

      Cons

      Too much division between lawyers and non-lawyers. Long hours.

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