Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (Europe)

The Vault Review


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


  • “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...

Join Vault Gold and get the inside scoop on...

  • Industry Reputation
  • Career Advancement
  • Quality of Life
  • Salary & Benefits
  • Interview Process and more.
Already a Gold Subscriber? Login Here

Career Update Newsletter

Tips and tools to help you manage your ideal career.