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One disappointed employee

  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Legal Secretary
Former Employee - Legal Secretary

I worked at Orrick

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits are great. My assignments are great to work with. My coworkers are also great.

Cons

Management doesn't listen. There is too much bureacracy and management needs to listen to "staff" needs, and not just "lawyers."

Advice to Management

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  1. Paralegal

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orrick full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great exposure as a fresh graduate to corporate law, drafting prospectus
    Opportunities to be at the printer with bankers and auditors

    Cons

    Long hours and no overtime given your professional status (A secretary would receive an hourly rate while paralegal as a professional would not be entitled to)
    Work ends past 9 pm every night, may have to work over weekends and holidays
    Do the same work as a trainee lawyer and yet gets paid less than half of what a trainee lawyer makes

    Advice to Management

    Paralegals should be compensated at an hourly rate
    More guidance to what projects are involved
    More opportunities for career advancement


  2. Looks good on the outside, not so great on the inside

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal
    Current Employee - Paralegal

    I have been working at Orrick full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and Orrick contributes a good percentage to your 401k every year.

    Cons

    The culture is one that only caters to the partners and attorneys. The staff are on the lowest tier and do not get the best treatment. There is a clear divide amongst the different levels of partners, attorneys and staff. There is not a lot of mingling between attorneys and staff and not the most welcoming place to work. Also, Orrick promotes work/life balance but that does not apply to the staff, only attorneys.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if the upper management took more interest in the staff and were more appreciative of them. Paralegals are money makers for the firm because we bill and account our hours in the same way as the attorneys, but we are not treated as nicely.


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