Latham & Watkins

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  1.  

    Good firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment and good pay

    Cons

    None. Is very good company. Nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best place to work in a law firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Latham & Watkins part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career development, comraderie, great benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    I have no cons for this employer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start, best of biglaw (if you know what you're getting into)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    High profile deals, exposure to sophisticated matters and clients, great perks, market rate salary, easy to work remotely. Very social and nice people as far as law firms go.

    Cons

    You are always on call, very long hours, unpredictable schedule. Your weekends and holidays are not yours. Your soul may be occasionally/frequently crushed. This is true at all law firms though, as far as I can tell. Also, depending on your group, training may be hard to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your juniors, make associates feel valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    unprofessional and clique-ish work environment

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    Former Employee - Reference Librarian in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reference Librarian in New York, NY

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    decent salary and employee benefits

    Cons

    gossipy and clique-ish culture made for an unprofessional working environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's a law firm so it's hopelessly stratified. Staff are meaningless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Corporate Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people, great work and great clients. Period.

    Cons

    Firm attorneys do work weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your continued focus on transparency in advancement is essential. The firm's people are top notch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run for your life!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Probably as good as it gets for big law

    Cons

    Still biglaw; people are two sided, partners are greedy. same ol same ol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow a conscience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great firm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progressive-minded, friendly people, both attorneys and staff. Wonderful perks

    Cons

    There is a bit of un-ease around the future of the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micro-managing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins

    Pros

    Best of the big law firms

    Cons

    It is a big law firm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Used to be a terrific place, but getting very bound up in rules and procedures,

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

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Liberal, open-minded, very pro bono-oriented.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management and required approvals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up or risk stifling creativity. Be sure you know what the practice of law means, even if you're not attorneys.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins

    Pros

    Good culture for a big firm, particularly in the Southern California offices.

    Cons

    Basically what you'd expect from a big firm.

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