Davis Wright Tremaine Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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Pros
  • "Laid back attitude for a law firm(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance for those who want it(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Same as every other law firm, accommodation of part-time means stepping off the career track(in 11 reviews)

  • "As with most law firms, lawyers come first(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good law firm

      Apr 29, 2021 - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      A good law firm with some excellent lawyers and a laid-back culture

      Cons

      Very few. Maybe could be more social, if you like that?

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great firm to work for - wouldn't work for another

      May 8, 2021 - Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Really nice, smart, hardworking people and a lower key big law firm. Interesting work

      Cons

      We're growing out of our "smaller" big law shoes so we're all working a ton, at least as much as the typical big law firms, but we get paid less (salaries move up more slowly as you progress, and bonuses are basically nonexistent).

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    3. 4.0
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      Apr 2, 2021 - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      good experience in this field

      Cons

      very administrative and not as substantive as I thought in terms of work

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Place

      Mar 16, 2021 - Records Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Benefits are good and the work environment is good.

      Cons

      It lacks good leadership and at times leadership fails to give the proper guidance.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Feb 23, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Everyone is super nice and helpful. No one wants you to fail at your job. Easy access to resources and help if needed.

      Cons

      Invisible barrier between attorney's and staff members

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to Work

      Mar 17, 2021 - Associate in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Collaborative, supportive, great people, interesting clients

      Cons

      Overworked, advancement to partner takes too lon

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Mar 17, 2021 - Secretary/Assistant 
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      Pros

      Great benefits offered to employees

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Inspiring Clients, Terrific Colleagues and Strong Culture

      Jan 8, 2021 - Partner 
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      Pros

      It's a law firm where people truly enjoy working together. The firm has an entrepreneurial culture where you can build your own practice, and someone young and enterprising can be promoted to a leadership position. We recently hired a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, a C-suite level role to drive diversity and inclusion efforts throughout the firm. Amazing commitment to pro bono.

      Cons

      Doesn't match the pay scale of the highest Big Law firms, but also is not a sweatshop. People work hard but still have lives and hobbies.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Overall not too bad of a place to work

      Mar 3, 2021 - Legal Assistant 
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      Pros

      good people and good pay

      Cons

      overworked and not enough work life balance

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Mar 1, 2021 - Recruiting Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Company advancement opportunities are great

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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