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Top-Tier, Competitive Firm

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Attorney, 3rd-Year  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Attorney, 3rd-Year in Washington, DC

I have been working at Akin Gump

Pros

Competitive firm and salary without the cut-throat lifestyle. The work-life balance is not ideal, but is better than one would expect from similarly situated firms.

Cons

Firm needs more open communication with associates.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Akin Gump

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely fast paced and stressful environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Akin Gump

    Pros

    Social Events- Corporate Events, Employee Recognition Awards

    Metro Accessible

    Conveniently Located

    Competitive Pay

    Bonus- Year-end, Mid -Year

    Employee Recognition Month

    Cons

    Few Growth , Advancement and Development Opportunity

    No job stability

    Stress Environment

    Strict Coporate Culture

    Attorneys placed at higher priority to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney, 8th-Year  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Attorney, 8th-Year in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Akin Gump

    Pros

    Good work environment, good bonuses, flexibility in determining your own schedule. There are lots of opportunities to do pro bono work and all pro bono hours count just like billable hours.

    Cons

    Work can come at any time, twenty four hours a day, seven days per week. Chances of making partner are small, and there is little transparency on partnership admissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more communication with the associates, the better. The new focus on evaluations is good, but they need to make sure that the evaluators use the same standards.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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