Cooley Godward Kronish

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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good firm if you work for the good partners

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great clients, great salary and benefits, can count pro bono as billable hours

    Cons

    Several partners are rude, condescending and refuse to mentor you or provide constructive criticism (rather they just yell or criticize). People won't hesitate to throw you under the bus to save themselves. Very much a boys club. Don't expect to have a life because you're expected to work all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on mentoring younger associates and provide more positive feedback and training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    unhappy associates, but high-quality work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time

    Pros

    -the best partners are really extraordinary litigators, extremely tough people -- if you become a favorite, you can learn and advance fast
    -biglaw pay

    Cons

    -associates are almost uniformly miserable, many desperately so
    -the same partners who are the best lawyers are also abusive and horrible people
    -favoritism - huge differences in treatment of junior associates. if you don't get singled out for grooming early on, leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    If you aren't an attorney, this isn't a place to have a growing career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooley Godward Kronish

    Pros

    If you are looking for a job to just do your thing and leave at 5pm, this place is for you.

    Cons

    As some others have said, this place does discriminate. After being told I was getting a promotion, twice, it was given to someone else. After the second time that happened, I left for better opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being an "all boys" club and let some women in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience but no loyalty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooley Godward Kronish

    Pros

    Great corporate law experience and can develop as an attorney

    Cons

    Do not have a lot of loyalty towards employees in tough economic times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees ... and try to protect them during tough economic times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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