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"Extremely fast paced and stressful environment"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Social Events- Corporate Events, Employee Recognition Awards

Metro Accessible

Conveniently Located

Competitive Pay

Bonus- Year-end, Mid -Year

Employee Recognition Month

Cons

Few Growth , Advancement and Development Opportunity

No job stability

Stress Environment

Strict Coporate Culture

Attorneys placed at higher priority to employees

Other Employee Reviews for Akin Gump

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney, 8th-Year in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Attorney, 8th-Year in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, good bonuses, flexibility in determining your own schedule. There are lots of opportunities to do pro bono work and all pro bono hours count just like billable hours.

    Cons

    Work can come at any time, twenty four hours a day, seven days per week. Chances of making partner are small, and there is little transparency on partnership admissions.

    Advice to Management

    The more communication with the associates, the better. The new focus on evaluations is good, but they need to make sure that the evaluators use the same standards.


  2. "Great intro to the law ... and Biglaw"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is very high-level, and the mentoring by other attorneys (associates and partners) is top-notch. The salaries and benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    Like most BigLaw, the downsides are the billable hours requirements and the uncertainty about the prospects for partnership after 7-10 years. .

    Advice to Management

    The firm has an inverted pyramid. It might be time to take a hard look at the partners who might not be contributing fully.

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