Cooley Godward Kronish

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Cooley Godward Kronish Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
32 Reviews
3.8
32 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cooley's culture and its people make it stand out as a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I worked at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cooley strives to create a strong office culture, as well as an overall firm culture. There were social events, announcements about peoples' and teams' personal and professional achievements. Doors are open for you to pop in and ask questions. The promotion criteria was clearly laid out and transparent. Compensation increased regularly. My manager was very attentive to my concerns and was truly an ally.

    Cons

    The work-life balance depends on your group, their case load, and the partner's managing style. I worked with a particularly busy team for a micro-managing partner. She had high expectations, but she also recognized good work, rewarding it with more responsibility.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooley Godward Kronish

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and treatment of staff

    Cons

    lack of work could be an issue moving forward

    Recommends
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  3.  

    An exceptional place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work; great opportunities to work with exciting new companies; less politics than at other firms

    Cons

    demanding clients; long hours; sometimes can lack supervision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Amazing place to work... where the words Work Family actually make sense!

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. You are never made to feel like you're less than competent simply because you don't know how to do something. Questions are answered with genuine desire to help and inform. Open communication is a very real thing at Cooley. Various fun-filled work events are held often.

    Cons

    None so far that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue open communication between staff and attorneys. It feels great to feel like part of the team!

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  6.  

    Good people

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time

    Pros

    Good people, highly respected firm, opens doors to interesting law careers. The work can be interesting but can also be boring, just depends. Some interesting tech clients. Good out of office culture.

    Cons

    Having to bill in 6 minute increments is a fact of life in big law firms. Bummer.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great firm!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great smart people Great clients

    Cons

    Big firm politics have taken over

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for. Always felt like one big family.

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    Former Employee - Web Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Web Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nationwide firm, excellent benefits, fantastic salary.

    Cons

    No real cons to report. This was a great company to work for, before the Kronish merger, so hopefully not much has changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the vision and values from the Cooley Godward days!

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  9.  

    The least evil big firm out there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooley Godward Kronish

    Pros

    The attorneys/partners are really decent, reasonable folks

    Cons

    the cafeteria food is limited (in variety and hours)

  10.  

    Corporate law

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time

    Pros

    collaborative culture. flexible work environment.

    Cons

    round the clock work, the standard 8-5pm shift seems to be non-existent

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    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Friendly firm with smart and supportive colleagues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, including pro bono matters; partners generally mentor and seem to care; firm values its culture; benefits are generally competitive with other big firms

    Cons

    It's a big firm with billable hours so work-life balance is not always attainable

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