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Updated 26 Nov 2019

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Senior Partner and Managing Partner  Edward Braham and Stephan Eilers (no image)
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits Some great people to work with

    Cons

    Too many supervisors and seniors and not enough staff to do the work. Supervisors are often underskilled and don’t know what the operators actually do but somehow manage to talk the talk and get promoted. Day staff treated differently night staff Overloading of work We often got told by some fee earners (mostly associates and senior associates) how much they earn per hour as if it should make us work x10 harder for them. Lack of respect from fee earners over the phone (like above) Absolutely no progression no matter how hard you work

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-11-26
  2. "great place to work"

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern 

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for less than a year

    Pros

    great people and great work

    Cons

    long hours and bad food

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-07-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "The least rewarding place I have ever worked."

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    Former Contractor - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for less than a year

    Pros

    There are some truly great people working at FBD, most of them are hanging on for dear life!

    Cons

    Zero strategy and a culture that would have been acceptable (mildly) in the 80s. Business Services is most definitely the poor relation and the HR Function doesn’t look after it’s own employees - the rest of the business doesn’t stand a chance.

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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2019-03-22
  4. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    interesting and challenging work, great people

    Cons

    opaque management and unclear business direction

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2018-09-18
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great social vibe but expect top heavy management and under resourcing at lower levels"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some great people to work with. Centre started with a very positive start up vibe. Big calendar social events for Christmas and summer are really well done and monthly breakfasts and drinks. Mostly because you need all that free alcohol just to get through another week. The new office is fabulous despite off centre location. Great catering in the cafe and benefits system is very good especially medical. Good internal courses offered regularly by L&D team. Having a major corporate law firm on your CV will look good. Salary is good for the North if you negotiate well.

    Cons

    Absolutely no transparency or communication on any decisions made, ability to develop upwards especially salary bands or bonus decision. Management is very top heavy while expecting very junior staff to do tasks that are beyond their job description/title, what they are remunerated for or with consideration to the general resource level of the team.

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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2017-08-10
  6. "Paid well, unless you factor in what you will earn per hour worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time

    Pros

    Some great people to work with

    Cons

    Working hours are crazy, easily 60+ hours a week with little interest to improve that from management.

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2017-03-20
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work and nice office space

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance even for business services!

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2017-01-11
  8. "Far from Freshfields Standards"

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    Associate in Rome

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Pros

    High caliber work, great people

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, global policies not applied in practice, no advancement opportunities

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2016-07-07
  9. "Short term contract as a Data Analyst but fantastic place to work"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    24 hour gym Great people Great food at the canteen Excellent location

    Cons

    Honestly can't think of any.

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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2016-02-13
  10. "Unstuffy Law Firm"

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    Recommends

    I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Pros

    Great people! Great corporate culture. Not so stuffy.

    Cons

    Lots of unnecessary and redundant training for staff.

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer2015-11-11

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