Pros: You are guaranteed to make some good friends out of your colleagues at Freshfields. Everyone works toward the same goals and there is great appreciation for a project well handled or a job well done. If you need to take a break during a long working day, you can grab a coffee and something to eat form the restaurant and coffee shop on the premises.
Cons: Office politics gets in the way of the junior staff making it big in the company. On top of this, you really have to love following a routine, as the work is not all that exciting.
Unusual thing: Freshfields has some pretty upmarket customers.
Go-ahead law firm, with some excellent colleagues. Freshfields have an influential, international client base, so there are plentiful opportunities to make influential business connections and to learn about deal-making on a worldwide basis. Excellent salary and other rewards.
Hours are tough. Opportunities to progress within the firm itself are limited: it's what you learn there and who you meet that matters in building a career, rather than climbing the Freshfields ladder. You're highly unlikely to make it as a partner. Quite a lot of internal politics, nonetheless.
Brilliant coffee bar.
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