Orrick

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Great job out of college

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Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY

I worked at Orrick full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great people and atmosphere. Paralegals get their own offices and sometimes even a secretary. Supportive environment

Cons

Long hours but expected at a large firm

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great culture, but still BigLaw

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Orrick full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Possibly the healthiest culture of all the unhealthy top law firms. Friendly, down-to-earth people. This is not a work-hard, play-hard environment - it's a work-hard-so-you-can-go-home-and-have-a-life environment. There's no pressure to stay late, just to get your work done on time. (If you're working past 8:00, you risk being seen as inefficient.) Management makes an effort to be transparent.

    Cons

    The culture is so "nice" that you might get nothing but good feedback and you might not find out about a problem until performance review or bonus time comes around. Your mileage may vary when it comes to the culture of a particular practice group or the personality of the partner(s) you work most closely with. Some are great managers and communicators; others are cold and difficult to please. The move to the new offices was supposed to be an upgrade, but now it means tiny shared offices for some junior associates, sad windowless rooms for others, and unforgiving glass walls for all. No matter how "healthy" the culture is comparatively, it's still BigLaw: associates are given more work than they have time to complete well, and everyone is terrified of screwing up because they feel like they have no idea what they're doing and have to finish everything in a frantic rush.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't withhold constructive feedback in an effort to be kind to your associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Document Reviewer

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    Former Employee - Document Reviewer in Wheeling, WV
    Former Employee - Document Reviewer in Wheeling, WV

    I worked at Orrick as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, lenient work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can be let go at an moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat people like cattle.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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