Latham & Watkins

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Latham & Watkins Reviews in San Diego, CA

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4.0 2 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Latham & Watkins Chairman and Managing Partner Bob Dell

Bob Dell

(1 ratings)

100% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very social and nice people as far as law firms go (in 11 reviews)

  • Filled with really great people who care and intelligent folks who enjoy doing a good job (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The hours can be brutal and just like any other big law firm, you are expected to do the work and not complain (in 6 reviews)

  • Like any other top law firm, they own you - and you will be expected to give everything you have (in 10 reviews)

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    Excellent working conditions and benefits

    Legal Secretary (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGoal was to create global law firm with small office environment

    ConsLost that tight-knit family feel through growth of firm; too many management layers in organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate avenues of growth for administrative and legal support staff. Shed the legal secretaries who are not carrying their weight, but "married" to their partners. Giving them raises/bonuses just because of who their partners are hurts morale of the best employees.

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

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    Work hard and use to play hard but not so much anymore.

    Associate (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsPeople are extremely sharp but are able to have a conversation about things other than work. Compensation and benefits are very competitive, so there is reward for the demanding work and hours. Senior attorneys are some of the best, so there are excellent examples to learn from.

    ConsPeople are too busy to stop and talk, whether it be casual or even shop talk. I think the informal mentoring that is helpful to building expertise and teams is minimal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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