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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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  1. Good

    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent group of people in Menlo Park office

    Cons

    Decenralized IT is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open.


  2. Stable and fairly competitive firm

    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mid-size global firm provides a great amount of resources for attorneys, paralegals and staff that offer a fairly competitive salary and benefits package.

    Cons

    Company culture, management and interoffice relationships have room for improvement. Experience may vary by practice group, office and region.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on company culture amongst attorneys, paralegals and staff should be as important as the focus on client services. Traditional hierachial division amongst roles create tension and lessens a team atmosphere for all employees.


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