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Covington & Burling Reviews

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Maria Ivy
5 Ratings

    Great mid sized law firm for staff positions

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    Former Employee - Desktop & Network Technician  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Desktop & Network Technician in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Covington & Burling full-time for more than 3 years


    flexibility, the firm promotes a good work life balance, really good benefits and pto allowances, good mid sized company - big enough to have solid infrastructure but small enough to be flexible and to get to play with the 'toys'


    average salaries, but the benefits structure goes a long way to making up for it. the company prides itself on not having laid off staff and has great bonus scheme to reward performing workers.

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Covington & Burling Interviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
Updated Jun 18, 2014

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Covington & Burling.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was set up through a headhunter. Then I had an interview with the firm's recruiter. Then I met with 4-5 attorneys/partners. Covington is extremely selective. They call all references, read writing samples, etc. I have been involved in interviewing potential junior associates and it is always the same. Very selective, top grades, law review, etc.

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Covington & Burling Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

It's no surprise that Washington, DC, law firm Covington & Burling, sandwiched on Pennsylvania Avenue between Capitol Hill and the White House, specializes in government regulation. With more than 700 lawyers, the firm also has strong antitrust, intellectual property, international trade, mergers and acquisitions, and tax practices. Its client list has included Microsoft, the NBA, the NFL, and the NHL. (Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue is a former Covington & Burling lawyer.) Founded in 1919, Covington & Burling has five offices in the US and internationally in... More

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