Orrick
3.3 of 5 42 reviews
www.orrick.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 9, 2014

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70% Approve of the CEO

Orrick Chairman and CEO Ralph H. Baxter Jr.

Ralph H. Baxter Jr.

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great law firm, Great people.

    Doc Review Attorney (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsAlthough I was a contract attorney, everyone was nice to me. The attorneys I worked with were courteous and willing to offer advice on job search.

    ConsToo bad I was only a contract attorney. It was hard to obtain more jobs/tasks while working there, when I was willing and able.

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

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    Very Good

    Manager (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsCulture was definitely very good

    ConsBusiness Challenges exist after the finical crisis

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    Not staff friendly

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, good opportunities to connect with fellow team members located in offices across the country.

    ConsThere is a big gap between attorneys and staff

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    Exciting, challenging, rewarding

    Marketing (Former Employee)

    ProsMost of the people are great, very collegial & creative. Always a lot of growth, change, evolution which allows for much professional growth & exposure to various leaders.

    ConsConstantly shifting priorities/expectations, some of the people are not so great, and at times too many decision-makers which leads to frustration & inefficiency (also too many egos!).

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear reporting relationships, limit the "dotted lines"

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

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    Horrible firm with no values. Uses associates for all they are worth and then doesn't support them.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent pay and good food in cafeteria.

    ConsBad work life balance, management is now based in NY and does not support other offices. Brutal hours and unreasonable expectations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are good, and the work/life balance is excellent.

    ConsIt might be specific to my department, but there have been multiple breakdowns in communication and inability to correct workplace issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll parts of a conflict are important.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In the beginning of my career, a wonderfully, nurturing, caring, well managed place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNow, more of a sweatshop, ill-managed, bottom-line-only-matters place to work.

    ConsYou're a resource to achieve one strategic goal which is to make the partners rich. Once you've achieved your usefulness, you're cast aside with yesterday's garbage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back the middle managers who cared about what they were doing and wanted to see Orrick succeed as a direct correlation with their subordinates success.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work life balance fluctuates with the workload at the firm.

    Associate (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFirm is fairly prestigious, old school, very established, great pay and fairly good benefits.

    ConsVery bureaucratic. Firm has associates on regular track, and alternative work arrangements, career associates, etc., which don't necessarily mean better hours, but may mean lesser pay.

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    Formerly great firm that's is now in a never-ending chase for higher profits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun, energetic people, great clients, beautiful offices.

    ConsUnder "nice" veneer is a very sharp-elbowed firm where the financial and professional rewards are reaped by powerful rainmakers and their handpicked worker bees.

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    Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Director of Business Development (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe firm, unlike most law firms, has an entrepreneurial spirt that drives innovation. The firm is in constant motion, finding new ways to provide more creative ways to assist clients.

    ConsThe cons are the constant motion doesn't allow for any processes. People tend to miscommunicate and step on one another's toes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink formal processes

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

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