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- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Crowell & Moring full-time (More than 5 years)RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Great people, better than industry standard law firm benefits (including subsidized daycare, profit sharing, onsite cafeteria, higher than industry standard staff bonuses, transportation allowance for exempt staff, and cell phone reimbursement).
Lower than average base salaries, becoming more corporate rather than the laid back firm it used to be, hours have gotten longer with increased pressures that all law firms are facing, lots of laterals coming on board from other law firms, which is diluting the great culture it was once known for. Lots of overhauling changes soon with a new COO in place so many people are uneasy & afraid lately of what is to come.
Advice to Management
Keep the focus on the great firm culture and work/life balance that Crowell was once known for rather than becoming more corporate like every other large law firm out there
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Crowell & Moring (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.
First, interview with recruiter in Washington DC, second, interview with local office manager, third, take a test, fourth, interview with attorneys, and fourth interview possibly with more attorneys. The interview with Washington DC took some time based on the availability of the recruiter, then the interview with the office manager was scheduled quite quickly. Both were very nice people and knew what they were doing and understood the job they were trying to fill. Both were easy to talk to if you knew and understood the position. However, the testing part of the interview were tests that had nothing to do with the job itself and tested for abilities that are rarely, if ever used by a Legal Secretary, such as Power Point. There are other tests, that they could have added, such as table of authorities and motions, court questions and Adobe, which would have been more appropriate for the position. Also, because the firm had to correspond with their office located in Washington DC, the process took a long time. I was still in the interview process when I actually had another very appealing offer come in that I couldn't turn down. I did give them a chance though. Everyone at the office in San Francisco was very nice though and I would not have minded to continue further.
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Though relatively newly formed for an international law firm (founded in 1979), Crowell & Morning (C&M) has made its mark on the map. C&M is known for its work in antitrust, litigation, and government contracts, but the firm also offers expertise in more than 40 other areas including employee benefits, tax, and white collar defense. The firm has almost 500 lawyers practicing law through offices in Alaska, California, New York, and Washington, DC; it has international offices in London and Brussels. Through its association with other law firms, C&M advises ...