I have been working at Hogan Lovells full-time (More than 5 years)
BigLaw can be hard. If you're going to be in the trenches doing hard work, you can't beat doing it with awesome, friendly people. I have found partners and other associates to be respectful, friendly, and invested in one another. Happy I chose to work here.
A couple years ago bonuses in DC were not the same as NYC. Now they are, and HL is right at the leading edge of compensation. So that used to be the complaint. Remaining complaint: more firm-minded activities should get billable hour credit.
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hogan Lovells (Los Angeles, CA).
Very good communication up front. They contacted me rather quickly after applying online via the Hogan website. The process seemed disjointed after that. There seemed to be too many cooks in the kitchen for a job I was easily qualified for. I felt like they didn't think I could do the job when it was about 1/10 of the job I was presently doing. There were too many emails, phone calls and all of which resulted in offer which was then rejected after speaking with the incorrect boss at my current job. Put me in a really bad spot at my current employer. Very disappointed with the whole interview process.