Orrick

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Orrick Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
50 Reviews
3.3
50 Reviews
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Orrick Chairman and CEO Ralph H. Baxter Jr.
Ralph H. Baxter Jr.
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, good opportunities to connect with fellow team members located in offices across the country (in 4 reviews)

  • Possibly the healthiest culture of all the unhealthy top law firms (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The pressure to work long hours is evident (in 4 reviews)

  • Your mileage may vary when it comes to the culture of a particular practice group or the personality of the partner(s) you work most closely with (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    If I knew then what I know now..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Orrick

    Pros

    A handful of good people and the perks are better than other BigLaw firms.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from management; lack of work life balance; people who aren't qualified to be managers are...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house at the management level and just simply start over. There are too many "power trips" and "egos" because people who don't qualify to manage are in management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Horrible firm with no values. Uses associates for all they are worth and then doesn't support them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orrick full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and good food in cafeteria.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance, management is now based in NY and does not support other offices. Brutal hours and unreasonable expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Second class citizen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Orrick

    Pros

    Emerging, attempt to be innovative

    Cons

    Cut throat environment. Non-supportive, lack of team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak with rank and file. It is a different organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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