Fenwick & West
4.1 of 5 18 reviews
www.fenwick.com Mountain View, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Gordon K. Davidson

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93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Best biglaw firm you could work for.

    Associate (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsTop practice in the country for corporate law for tech companies. Partners are supportive and friendly--no one yells at you, partners seem to actually care about your career development and overall well-being. Associates are treated better at Fenwick than at any other firm I've heard of.

    ConsIt's still a law firm, so there will be long hours and the work can be monotonous. As an attorney, there isn't great 24 hour support staff coverage. At other firms I've heard you always have paralegals and assistants to help you out at all hours. This is sort of true at Fenwick, but the staff that's around overnight is minimal, so they're not always available to help you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting. They are very concerned about maintain their status of "one of the best places to work", but fall short.

    Legal Secretary (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsSome really great people here.

    ConsStill very hierarchal in nature (what can you say, it's a law firm!). Great if you are an attorney or paralegal, but not so much if you are staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone for staff. Just come do you job.

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    I feel like I died and went to job heaven.

    Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, constant parties and employee appreciation acts (for example, hey you guys are working hard so hear we hired a company to make crepes for everybody), good salaries, supportive management and co-Workers, great location, and a real sense of community. I feel like everything I do is received with so much appreciation. As for business, the firm handles some of the biggest names in technology and life sciences.

    ConsI can't think of one bad thing to say.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI love Fenwick. Keep doing everything right. Thank you for making such a supportive and diverse environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunities--thriving practice

    Of Counsel (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsIt has a thriving Silicon Valley practice

    ConsPeople sometimes work long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A high quality firm with reasonable work/life balance.

    Patent Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGenerally a good group of people that are enjoyable to work with. A chance to work on important and interesting subject matter. Above average compensation. Part time options for attorneys not looking to bill a large number of hours can be a bonus to some.

    ConsNo significant downsides, though a significant amount of work is required. It became clear that the type of work involved in the profession was not for me long term.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Associate (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsWork Life Balance, Bay Area Location, Great Clients

    ConsLaw Firm Atmosphere, Can be Long Hours Depending on Practice Group

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fenwick and West is a testament to the Silicon Valley culture of excellence and progressive thinking

    Paralegal (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsFenwick management is typically rather positive and encouraging. The pay is highly competitive, but the workplace atmosphere is more incusive than divisive. Fenwick employees work as a team to exceed client expectations and everyone seems to always be looking for ways to help the firm grow and succeed.

    ConsWith the firm growing it seems there is a lack of space in the building causing some people to be put in small cubicles, but more spaces are being built to fix that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fits Silicon Valley

    Helpdesk Technician (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsVery amiable and efficient work environment.

    ConsThe division of departments within the office building could be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I loved working at Fenwick

    Legal Secretary (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsRoom to learn, value employees. Good place to career.

    ConsStuck in the same position, no room for advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I may retire here

    Information Technology Guy (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsI feel valued and supported by my management and team. I am quite happy with my compensation and the work I am doing is exciting and challenging. The culture here is very diverse and very unique. I really think this may be the best place that I have ever worked and its definitely not my first. Fenwick is committed to using cutting edge technology and doesn't skimp on technology resources for its employees. Event our onsite datacenter is world class and leed platinum certified.

    ConsWe get moved around a lot. I guess we are running out of space here..

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay calm and party on!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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