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Akin Gump Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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Found 104 reviews

3.6
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76%
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91%
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Akin Gump CEO Kim Koopersmith
Kim Koopersmith
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "benefits and pay the work life balance is really nice and easy(in 7 reviews)

  • "good benefits, nice people in general, ambitious and smart(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some difficult characters, unexpected long hours(in 11 reviews)

  • "Benefits are not comparable to other law firms in the area(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Paalegal in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akin Gump full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    people are friendly. work is interesting.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Akin Gump2019-03-14
  2. "Great work place"

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    Former Employee - Attorney 

    I worked at Akin Gump full-time

    Pros

    Great resources and hr management

    Cons

    Not enough team building and guidance

    Akin Gump2019-06-12
  3. "senior litigation paralegal"

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      Former Employee - Senior Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Akin Gump full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The litigation attorneys I worked with

      Cons

      The poor management style or lack thereof in the paralegal department

      Advice to Management

      Train your managers

      Akin Gump2019-06-13
    • "Good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Akin Gump full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Excellent lawyers. Fairly laid back atmosphere for a premier law firm. Pro bono practice is an excellent place to develop skills.

      Cons

      Some difficult personalities.

      Akin Gump2019-03-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Experience Highly Dependent on Practice Group"

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      Former Employee - Associate Attorney 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Akin Gump full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      There is a great culture of associates, counsel, and younger partners (as well as some more senior partners). Work is hard, but interesting, and very few colleagues at the associate level that are people you want to avoid.

      Cons

      Experiences are highly dependent on practice group and partners that you work with. Some are collaborative; some ascribe to an old model of earning your way there by unreasonable work demands - almost a "we were hazed, so you will be too" mentality. Some have left the firm, but others remain.

      Akin Gump2019-01-03
    • "Working your butt off - and I am not even a lawyer!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Akin Gump full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fast pace, lots of hours (if you make OT), great location, great environment

      Cons

      Poor work life balance

      Akin Gump2018-12-04
    • "Great place"

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      Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

      I worked at Akin Gump full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      benefits and pay the work life balance is really nice and easy

      Cons

      nothing that i can think of at the moment

      Akin Gump2018-11-30
    • Helpful (1)

      "Someday"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Akin Gump full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      1. Friendly coworkers 2. Pay is good, but overall compensation is okay.

      Cons

      1. Poor management that fails to effectively communicate with more than one side 2. More concerned with letting law school alumni associates fail at assignments rather than getting a quality work product from experienced staff 3. No opportunity to win or learn to bring in your own business 4. Poor human resource management that fails to accurately hire based upon needs 5. No real investment in experienced staff,...

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      Advice to Management

      Maybe you'll figure it out someday.

      Akin Gump2018-11-09
    • "Paralegal"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Akin Gump full-time

      Pros

      The benefits are excellent and people are friendly.

      Cons

      I cant think of any

      Akin Gump2018-07-11
    • "Associate"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Akin Gump

      Pros

      Culture, teamwork, committeed to attorney development

      Cons

      Nothing significant worth noting hee

      Akin Gump2018-07-12
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