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Gordon & Rees Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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    Case Assistant

    Former Employee - Case Assistant
    Former Employee - Case Assistant

    I worked at Gordon & Rees as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Talented and smart people. You will learn a lot from your peers.

    Cons

    As expected at any law firm, everybody seems really stressed out -- which can be really draining on my energy to deal with attorneys who are on edge.

  2.  

    "Concentration Camp"

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    personal flexibility great co-workers oh and Milk and Cookies on occasion.

    Cons

    Nepotism, Favoritism, Chronyism, abounds and management practices bordering on racism and discrimination so this doesn't allow for any movement unless you fall into one of the aforementioned groups. Too much brass and no polish.will work associates to the ground if you think your are paying dues and will get rewarded for your hard work you wont ... unless you fall into the aforementioned groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your are all walking lawsuits needs to hire smarter people in management roles period. Starting from the top I honestly don't know how this firm is so profitable, oh wait they don't have a budget for any personnel enhancement whatsoever. feels like you work for your mom and dad. darn and just when you think you moved out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Positive in beginning but as you try and work your way up it becomes increasingly difficult to get ahead

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collegial working environment and positive growth.

    Cons

    As you work your way up it becomes difficult to negotiate for pay increases and navigate the complex political landscape of the firm. There is also a lot of disparity in what attorneys earn. The firm generally is not willing to pay even market rate for attorneys which is why they continually lose great talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the loyal members of your firm and stop trying to save money by underpaying your valuable team members. Rather, save money and make money by retaining talent and encouraging them to grow and develop business.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Extremely poor office management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees

    Pros

    Some good, smart attorneys who recognize high quality work.

    Cons

    Office staff management is based purely on favoritism. If you're not a favorite, then management will finagle a way to try to make your office life uncomfortable. Staff management appears to have very little else to do but this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone knows staff management is incompetent. Maybe it's time to swap it out for some real understanding of how to manage.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Come Work Here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This place is amazing, many projects that build careers. Cutting edge technology. Awesome CIO that rolls his sleeves up to work with his team.

    Cons

    Hard to say anything bad, trim IT staff only leads to working on a lot of great projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work-life balance; monthly court time

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Caring, solicitous management; everyone is only at the office 8:30- 5:00 (haven't seen anyone here weekends or holidays); decent pay; inclusive, gender-neutral language-- very careful not to offend anyone.

    Cons

    It seems like they hire a lot of hourly attorneys, meaning they get paid only for the hours they work and have no benefits (no vacation, no health care, no bonuses, etc). If you only want to work forty hours a week, that's great, but it feels like a lower level of being an attorney or a professional to be deprived of traditional job benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Gordon & Rees is a great "lifestyle" law firm

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    Current Employee - Attorney, 8th-Year  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Attorney, 8th-Year in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compared to other firms, Gordon & Rees treats its associates like human beings. Egos are generally under control. The hourly requirement is very doable. The firm is growing and the employees feel that the firm is adjusting for the future in a positive way.

    Cons

    The "big shots" hog a lot of the client relationships. Very little mentoring with regard to building business for younger or newer lawyers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The firm should become more organized and develop a better system of introducing attorneys in different practice areas to meet so that they might work together in the future. That would allow lawyers to experiment in different areas of the law until they find the right fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for work-life balance, but not a place to grow your career.

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    Former Employee - Senior Counsel
    Former Employee - Senior Counsel

    I worked at Gordon & Rees full-time

    Pros

    Work-Life balance is at a premium with this firm. The 1900 billable requirement makes balancing life possible.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities to grow within the firm. Most growth comes from he entry of lateral partners, which also brings unstable work culture to different office locations. Also, there is no reward for exceeding the minimum billable requirement, which creates a lack of motivation for many associates and allows the culture to become stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentor and invest in your young attorneys and grow the firm internally instead of focusing on external growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok place to work if you want a big firm lifestyle

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees full-time

    Pros

    The staff and non-equity partners/attorneys are friendly. Everyone appears willing to help out or answer a question. Resources are great.

    Cons

    Equity partners/attorneys feign interest in the remainder of the employees' lives, but in the end it comes down to a what have you done for me lately approach. Employees are a number here and can be easlity replaced.

    The firm is beginning to downsize - partners are beginning to share offices in an attempt to save money and space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging IT environment. Difficult to get projects done.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with the latest technologies but with limited access.

    Cons

    Difficult working with other groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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