Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2022

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3.9
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Senior Partner and Managing Partner  Edward Braham and Stephan Eilers (no image)
Edward Braham and Stephan Eilers
69 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. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Paralegal role

      Jan 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people Amazing variety and high profile work

      Cons

      Lack of progression and ability to get a TC internally

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      FBD experience

      Jan 16, 2022 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generous benefits. Clear team structures

      Cons

      Hierarchical structure which leads to slow change.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      All good

      Jan 9, 2022 - Document Controller in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hours, flexible hours, overtime opportunities

      Cons

      Slow pay rise, high turnover staff

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Trainee

      Jan 9, 2022 - Trainee Solicitor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary and Quality of work

      Cons

      Working hours and work life balance

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Dec 31, 2021 - Paralegal in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of support Great team Valued

      Cons

      I don’t have a bad thing to say

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Dec 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, agile working, supportive team members

      Cons

      Lack of professional development for some abs lack of transparency from senior management

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Interesting but draining

      Jan 4, 2022 - Associate in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting and high profile work; competent people.

      Cons

      Long working hours and lack of work life balance are normalised.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company and benefits

      Jan 3, 2022 - Document Specialist in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and option to temporarily work from home

      Cons

      Very busy and short staffed

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Steep Learning Curve

      Jan 2, 2022 - Associate in Paris
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great opportunity to learn.

      Cons

      A sink or swim big law environment, long hours, and high peer competition.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Freshfields

      Dec 13, 2021 - Document Specialist in Manchester City Centre, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible training hours, working from home

      Cons

      Hours after training may be difficult

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