Orrick

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Decent for BIGLAW

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Orrick

Pros

Top compensation; great vacation policy (i.e., you can actually take it); fantastic office space (the offices really are works of art); more friendly people than one would normally find in a law firm of this size; a fair amount of socialization; great summer programs in most offices; fancy coffee and espresso bars in the building; lots of other perks.

Cons

BIGLAW is inherently flawed, and can never really produce a satisfying work environment because of the billable hour structure. Even Orrick has its difficult individuals, but the overall vibe is touchy-feely. Not all offices are created equal, however, and CA offices have a much better vibe than NY or DC.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You can't have Skadden profits and a decent culture at the same time!

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Good place to work, but plenty of room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Orrick

    Pros

    Friendly work environment; recognition for good performanace; good pay; good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Communication between attorneys and support staff can be lacking; some incompetent paralegals become entrenched in the firm and rise to senior status without merit simply because they have been there a long time; not as many perks as other firms (paralegals can't use Seamless Web, tighter restrictions on car service, not a lot of free events for employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use a more meritocratic approach with support staff; do not simply give promotions for length of service, but rather for quality of work; provide for free events and services for employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Do you value quality of life?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Staff in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Orrick

    Pros

    Well known firm and job security

    Cons

    Quality of life is sub-par. The pressure to work long hours is evident.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that employees have a life outside of work. Reward quality of work, not number of hours billed. This will promote efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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