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Overexpansion rears its ugly head

Associate (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA

ProsThe compensation, which is about 10% below market but still a very good living. Further, Orrick's top practice areas (including IP and white collar) are well respected and ensure high quality work and good resume appeal. There is little pressure for face time.

ConsThe hours can be brutal. Teams can be haphazardly run depending on the partners on charge of a particular case. There is quite a wide variation between teams.

Advice to Senior ManagementReign in on expansion and focus on developing talent in-house. I think that the recent economic setbacks the firm has encountered have been caused in part by the dramatic expansion over the last decade. This expansion has made it impossible to filter people effectively against Orrick's core values - a process that rightly takes years - and, I think, diminished the culture of the place. Ultimately, the firm will benefit more from investing in culture than in short term benefits to profits from lateral expansion.

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    Orrick - not a bad place to work.

    IT Manager (Current Employee) 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. … Cons: Leadership cares more about appearance then substance. Comparisons to peer firms in publications like Am Law are… Advice to Senior Management: Too many chiefs, especially in marketing/communications/finance. More
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    Has the potential to being a great establishment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Albany, NY

    I have been working at Orrick


    Pros: The people that work there (for the most part -… Cons: Management - hard to believe that some of the people… Advice to Senior Management: Stop micro-managing. It is not beneficial to the company as a whole. Let those… More
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