Fenwick & West

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Cutting edge work, often very busy, but great environment.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Interesting and unobjectionable clients.
Creativity and client service are valued over sheer quantity of hours worked.
Employer's attention to professional development, diversity, and need for life outside of work.

Cons

Like any firm this size, there are occasionally very busy periods that demand a lot of accommodation from employees' families.

Recommends
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Other reviews for Fenwick & West

  1.  

    Best biglaw firm you could work for.

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Top practice in the country for corporate law for tech companies. Partners are supportive and friendly--no one yells at you, partners seem to actually care about your career development and overall well-being. Associates are treated better at Fenwick than at any other firm I've heard of.

    Cons

    It's still a law firm, so there will be long hours and the work can be monotonous. As an attorney, there isn't great 24 hour support staff coverage. At other firms I've heard you always have paralegals and assistants to help you out at all hours. This is sort of true at Fenwick, but the staff that's around overnight is minimal, so they're not always available to help you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting. They are very concerned about maintain their status of "one of the best places to work", but fall short.

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Some really great people here.

    Cons

    Still very hierarchal in nature (what can you say, it's a law firm!). Great if you are an attorney or paralegal, but not so much if you are staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None for staff. Just come do you job.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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