Bingham McCutchen Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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Bingham McCutchen Chairman Jay S. Zimmerman
Jay S. Zimmerman
36 Ratings

Pros
  • Great people, great work, fun environment, great work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Good Benefits but don't let them reel you in (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Just like any other big law firm (in 4 reviews)

  • Continual spin from upper management, no damage control (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great learning experience with top notch professionals.

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen

    Pros

    The lawyers I worked with are uniformly excellent teachers and mentors who really care that you understand what you do. It was a great learning experience.

    Cons

    Lawyers are by nature not great managers. Bingham is no exception. I do think that more effort can be put into thinking about managing associate careers and managing the day to day practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on real talk. Associates are not here to stay forever. Recognize that fact and have a conversation with associates about what they're thinking and what is expected.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. General

    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many but not all were hardworking.

    Cons

    Management favored certain groups of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Bingham was great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bingham McCutchen

    Pros

    Time off, office setting was great

    Cons

    Morgan Lewis took over and Bingham is dead

    Negative Outlook
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  5. Great law firm to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bingham McCutchen

    Pros

    The people and attorneys at this firm were a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    None come to mind at the moment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. A tale of two companies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen

    Pros

    The people you work with are generally nice and well intentioned.

    Cons

    There is a lack of transparency. Many times you find out what us going on in the press or after the fact.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Was Definitely a Good Place to Work in Comparison...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bingham McCutchen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was decent, Benefits were great, most of the staff are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    hours are long and the demands were often unreasonable, nepotism was king

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. administration

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    Current Employee - Administration in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administration in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bingham McCutchen

    Pros

    good working environment, people and office

    Cons

    strict on rules, time. sometimes required to work overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more vacation days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Biglaw Firm

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bingham McCutchen

    Pros

    good benefits, collaborative team environment, friendly staff/managers

    Cons

    Upper level executives should be more open with staff regarding uncertainties of continued employment/layoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should take employee surveys seriously, acquiring firms with totally opposite core values is a huge mistake

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. They sold out

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bingham McCutchen

    Pros

    The managers for the support personnel were good

    Cons

    They promised a lot but ran after less than 2 years.

  11. Former partner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen

    Pros

    Nice offices, professional and smart people

    Cons

    Too many people coming and going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain stability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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