With a global presence, and a highly prestigious client base, Allen & Overy presents many opportunities to develop your career, and evolve professionally. The workforce is treated on par with the management, with nice perks as well. There is good workplace diversity as well.
The hours can be long, and the work demanding. High pressure work, which is not necessarily very interesting all the time. A surprisingly large percentage of the staff is constantly leaving and getting replaced - this is both unsettling for employees, and also causes internal process slowdowns.
Secure law firm, with a diverse workforce.
Pros: This is a very well established company that offers its staff job security over the long term. The directors and senior managers ensure at all times that the offices are spick and span and a pleasure to work in. The salary is great and the extra benefits nothing to sniff at. A lot of young people interested in the law field, are finding their feet here.
Cons: If you’re not a lawyer or at least a legal secretary, the work can become mundane. Being an admin clerk is not going to be fulfilling over the long term.
Unusual thing: The company has offices in more than three continents.