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Updated Jun 5, 2014

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3.9 9 reviews

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Robert V. Gunderson

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Appreciate the perks but bored and hungry for guidance

    Records Assistant (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsThis is a laid back law firm doing excellent quality and quantity of business. Generally speaking, everyone here enjoys the firm even if they don't like their jobs. Staff from bottom to top are treated respectfully and given perks that make the daily, monthly and yearly life at a job better.

    ConsThis is not a place where variety occurs. But, that can't necessarily be held against the firm.
    Mentorship is uneven. In some areas, there is close guidance in a employee's development. But, mostly it is structure with no substance. Procedures are random.

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

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    Makes for a fun work enviroment...if you're in with the cool kids

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsAttempt to be casual, fun, friendly and collegial. Very important to them to maintain young, tech-type startup feel. Definitely planty of work to be had. Great benefits and retirement options.

    ConsIt is a struggle to be a woman here. Not many doors open to you unless you're one of the "cool kids", collegial vibe, right?! Sort of a boy's club feel. Salaries and titles aren't totally reflective of initialtive, work product and capability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek more professional management/HR reps.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    It is satisfying with both positive and negative aspects

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossmall office that allows you to get to know everyone.

    ConsThe office management here is pretty non-existent.

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    Too much favoritism

    Support Staff (Former Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsNice Office (Redwood City)
    Generally nice people
    Good support staff with a positive attitude
    Some free food from catering department

    ConsA lot of management are not professional or good role models
    Little recognition for good work - focus on little errors
    A lot of favoritism going on - departments where almost all of the work gets done by half the people

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore positive reinforcement and less micro management

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

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    Good vibe place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA

    ProsHappy people doing first-class work. Good combo.

    ConsSalary is not always competititve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Amazing atmosphere and people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Down to earth attorneys and partners
    -Work hard play hard atmosphere
    -Sense of community
    -Great benefits

    Cons-Weak training program
    -Lack of oversight

    Advice to Senior Management-Invest in better training methods

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    It was good initially but there was no advancement for women

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood training and staff are nice in general. Good management.

    ConsNot much advancement to partner level for women candidates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore feedback to staff and value women and minorities equally with men

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    Great place to work with great people!

    Corporate Paralegal (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are friendly, laid-back and super smart.
    Good work/life balance and culture compared to other law firms.
    Interesting work as clients are exciting companies on the cutting edge.

    ConsI really can't think of any real downsides. I think this firm is the best law firm you could work for, especially as an attorney. There might not be as many perks as bigger firms, but the smaller the firm, the bigger the responsibilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget the staff! More transparency to the staff, and not just the lawyers, may be a good idea since staff can contribute good insight.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It will spoil you for any other law firm

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are friendly and down to earth
    Great health benefits
    Good 401K match
    No litigation
    Market salary for attorneys
    Nice office locations
    HQ is based out of California
    Business casual

    ConsThe staff salaries tend to start lower than market.
    Attorneys quality of life is rough, but that is not unsual for the field.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should consider having the attorneys give more indepth feedback during staff review period. They should also make themselves a little more approachable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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