O'Melveny & Myers

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O'Melveny & Myers Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
36 Reviews
3.8
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at O'Melveny & Myers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great firm! Summer associates are treated well and I was excited to return post graduation.

    Cons

    The typical downsides of a large firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, limited opportunities

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

    I have been working at O'Melveny & Myers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great collegiality among colleagues
    Laid back environment
    Teamwork is encouraged and advocated from Management

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities
    Lack of professional development outside of legal personnel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop professional development plan for staff employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Prominent big firm experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at O'Melveny & Myers

    Pros

    The firm has a strong reputation in California and elsewhere that will be useful even if you choose to move on.

    Cons

    It has many of the usual challenges of a big firm - specified career tracks, hours requirements, and limited practice areas that may not include an area in which you'll ultimately choose to specialize.

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  5.  

    Excellent firm to work in with great mentors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Court Services Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Court Services Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at O'Melveny & Myers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great firm values, they care about your personal life circumstances. Top tier leadership. They care for the community.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at O'Melveny & Myers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work with talented and smart people.

    Cons

    Bonus and benefits aren't all that great.

  7.  

    One of the best office environments to work for.

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

    I worked at O'Melveny & Myers as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible People with Rational Mindsets. It is unlikely you will hate your boss. Partners here are humble and kind.

    Cons

    Too Hip. Be ready to hear Bon Iver playing from someone's office. Also people dress well; even the older crowd is up to date with fashion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at O'Melveny & Myers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible time arrangement, and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    promotion is slow and too frequent working rearrangements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I worked at O'Melveny & Myers full-time

    Pros

    The firm has incredible values. They care a lot about doing pro bono work, being involved in the community, etc., and they give you "credit" for those hours. My colleagues were incredibly smart and generally down to earth.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge. Generally it was 9-7pm, but there were all too many days when it was longer than that. The type of experience you get can also be very random.

  10.  

    Not what it was

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at O'Melveny & Myers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Attorneys, Wonderful Staff,

    Cons

    change moves at a snails pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sit with the people that are the grunt workers and recognize them for what they contribute. Paralegals, Assistants, and support staff really are a huge part of this firms success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Loved the place.

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

    I worked at O'Melveny & Myers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment - and we were even crammed into carrels on a floor nobody really visited. Generally, I felt respected as part of a team. The associates were always respectful and truly interested in getting to know the technology. Despite being "mere" staff attorneys, we were treated well and included as attorneys. There was no sense of being treated poorly - we were treated as valuable professionals with something to offer.

    Cons

    Obviously, our department was the first to be let go when economic times got tough. It was unfortunate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff attorneys have a lot to offer - they can make or break a case with privilege calls. Often they know more than anyone else about the facts, so it's worth including them as much as possible in meetings. That said, OMM does a better job than most of "getting" the value of in-house staff attorneys. I still feel a lot of loyalty to the firm. It's worth investing in these professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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