Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (Europe)


The Vault Review

Uppers

  • Challenging nature of work & its international character
  • Non-departmentalised approach to training contract
  • Opportunity for substantial responsibility early on

Downers

  • “Hours, as with any big firm”
  • The two-tier remuneration system
  • “The lifts are pretty rubbish!”

The Buzz

  • “Very impressive”
  • “No concept of life outside work”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: Cleary's relaxed environment is one big point in the asset column, as is the high level of responsibility ("Never a dull day at the office," notes one lawyer). But the irregular hours can sit heavily and, while salaries are high, there is some resentment over the...

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