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Good People, Hard Work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Menlo Park, CA

ProsOrrick culture is very friendly and informal for a law firm. Everyone tends to maintain a sense of humor even in difficult situations. The senior attorneys are approachable and take time to talk to staff. They make deliberate efforts to involve junior staff and are willing to give you opportunities you may not get at other big firms. If you are very ambitious, there is room for growth.

ConsThe pace is exacting. Expect to work your ass off. Senior employees work very hard and you will be expected to match them.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore options for work/life balance. It's an all or nothing proposition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Compensation and Promotion Issues

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Orrick


    Pros: Orrick is comparable to other large law firms. If… Cons: The firm has had growing pains with its several acquisitions. Integration of those employees is often at the expense of… Advice to Senior Management: Review area office function and management. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Overexpansion rears its ugly head

    Associate (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Orrick


    Pros: The compensation, which is about 10% below market but still a very good living. Further, Orrick's top practice areas (including IP… Cons: The hours can be brutal. Teams can be haphazardly run depending on the partners… Advice to Senior Management: Reign in on expansion and focus on developing talent in-house. I think that the recent economic setbacks the firm has encountered have been caused… More
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