Simpson Thacher

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Simpson Thacher Reviews in Palo Alto, CA

31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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    NY law firm - what do you expect.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Simpson Thacher

    Pros

    Good reputation and high profile clients.

    Cons

    Unpredictable schedule - often difficult to make/keep plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't think they'd ask for or expect any feedback.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place for non-attorney staff. HR dept is horrendous.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Simpson Thacher full-time

    Pros

    I was a legal assistant. Solid benefits package, OK pay (seems comparable to other big firms, maybe on the lower end), mostly decent attorneys (of course with some arrogant or awkward ones)

    Cons

    Office culture is depressing, low morale, clear divide between attorneys and non-attorney staff, shoebox-sized offices for staff, strict time-off procedures, HR is horrendous both professionally and personally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better HR people if you want better morale across the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Simpson Thacher full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at a top law firm
    Interesting cases
    Talented attorneys

    Cons

    Sexist attitude in workplace
    Significant overtime
    Many weekends
    Lots of last-minute projects
    High-stress environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage office culture to be more professional, less fratty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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