Akin Gump - Good mid-market firm; "Frat" culture | Glassdoor
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"Good mid-market firm; "Frat" culture"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Akin Gump (Less than a year)

Pros

Good opportunities for young associates, very diverse set of practice areas and realistic partnership prospects. DC office is great and very friendly.

Cons

Work not top-shelf (though still very strong), bonuses are generally not as good as other firms. Office culture varies greatly by location.

Other Employee Reviews for Akin Gump

  1. "Terrible..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to work on a variety of legal issues across several jurisdictions. Part of the work can be truly challenging.

    Cons

    I worked in a Europe-based AG office and it was my worst professional experience ever. Rather than the quality of your work, what is valued is your capacity to establish political connections with the partners and to close your eyes on all sort of illogical requests, screaming and demeaning behavior towards you and your fellow colleagues. People are stressed, they tend to mistreat each other and the work-life balance is terrible. And if you happen to be good at what you do, very often you just get exploited to the full with no or little recognition for your work, which gets consciencelessly expropriated by the seniors. Maybe the problem was limited to this specific office. Be it as it may, for me it was a very unpleasant professional experience.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat employees with respect; value merit rather than politics and slander.


  2. "AG Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akin Gump full-time

    Pros

    Salary was good, staff are treated pretty well, better than a lot of other places. Houston office seems to be losing people pretty quickly.

    Cons

    Management lets attorneys with bad attitudes and demeanors do pretty much want they want, whatever it is the attorney is always right. This happens in several sections of the firm and it is not good for morale.

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