Simpson Thacher

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Great place to learn for a while, but no room for career growth

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Simpson Thacher

Pros

-great attorneys who are willing to teach if you ask questions
-opportunity to work on some of the most mainstream tech deals
-senior attorneys acknowledge strong work ethic if present

Cons

-terrible work-life balance
-senior management doesn't prioritize hiring larger, stronger support staff
-lot of time is wasted doing mundane tasks, very easy to stop learning after first few months on the job

Doesn't Recommend
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    Isolated and mundane place to work

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    Current Employee - Corporate Legal Assistant
    Current Employee - Corporate Legal Assistant

    I have been working at Simpson Thacher full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Seems like compensation and benefits are industry standard. Good employer name if you want to move on in legal field.

    Cons

    No aim to train, educate, or promote paralegals. You are hired to do your job - and your job will remain the same as long as you stay with this firm. Due to the high turnover rate, anyone remaining must pick up slack and also work on anything that surfaces from years past. Isolated and mundane place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire staff with the intention of keeping and training them. This will make everyone more satisfied and cut the high turnover rate (but of course the firm wants high turnover for some staff positions).

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    very bright people with complex and demanding work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simpson Thacher

    Pros

    The work is excellent and the workflow is constant. However, there are few opportunities to move up and most associates end up leaving for other opportunities after a few years.

    Cons

    There is a lack of quality of life and unpredictable hours are the norm. Co-workers are nice but people are very serious and somewhat uptight.

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