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Orrick - not a bad place to work.

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Current Employee - IT Manager in Wheeling, WV
Current Employee - IT Manager in Wheeling, WV

I have been working at Orrick

Pros

The lawyers treat staff as respected and competent partners in the business. Functions such as Marketing, Communication, Information Technology, etc. attract talented people. The firm, and firm leadership, truly does have its heart in the right place. Diversity and work/life balance are important to the firm. Until the current economic crunch hit, the firm supported professional development at a significant level - hopefully that will happen again in the future.

Cons

Leadership cares more about appearance then substance. Comparisons to peer firms in publications like Am Law are more important that the actual profitability of each office or practice group. The accomplishments of non-lawyers are undervalued.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too many chiefs, especially in marketing/communications/finance.

Approves of CEO

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    Has the potential to being a great establishment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Orrick

    Pros

    The people that work there (for the most part - see below) are great.

    Cons

    Management - hard to believe that some of the people that are picked as leaders remain leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing. It is not beneficial to the company as a whole. Let those who have the knowledge in the respective area do their job. Everyone will be much happier.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Too much management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Information Technology Personnel in New York Mls, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Information Technology Personnel in New York Mls, MN

    I have been working at Orrick

    Pros

    They gave me a job. They are diversified and likely won't go under like some other firms that have disintegrated recently. The are relatively open compared with other firms, having quarterly town hall meetings, although the value of this is less than meets the eye. It's more like information and not knowledge.

    Cons

    Health insurance is VERY expensive. Too much bureaucracy. The nickel and dime about important things but throw money away on things that provide no value. Can take forever to get approval to get anything done or anything purchased. Near sourcing to Wheeling has not been very successful, but that's Ralph's baby so you dare not criticize it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the management structure. No more backdoor politics.

    No opinion of CEO
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