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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Latham & Watkins

Pros

Good culture for a big firm, particularly in the Southern California offices.

Cons

Basically what you'd expect from a big firm.

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    Solid firm for biglaw practice

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The firm's California origins seem to have had a positive impact on the culture. Though make no mistake, this is biglaw and a good culture won't change the hours or the workload. Nor does it completely eliminate everyone who is a pain to work with.

    Cons

    The large number of layoffs during the "Great Recession" hurt morale and raised some valid questions about management's vision for ideal staffing levels and leverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up a healthy mentoring program, the sharing of some financials with associates, and 360 degree reviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    You Take What You Bring

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    Former Employee - Staff in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff in Washington, DC

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair pay; nice digs; D.C. location; some good people

    Cons

    Big Law -- lof of hard work, lots of politics and staff uncertainty (are the partners bringing in enough business to sustain the place?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management courses -- lok into it (too much flying by the seat of your pants)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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