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"Best biglaw firm you could work for."

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Former Employee - Associate in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Associate in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Fenwick & West full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Top practice in the country for corporate law for tech companies. Partners are supportive and friendly--no one yells at you, partners seem to actually care about your career development and overall well-being. Associates are treated better at Fenwick than at any other firm I've heard of.

Cons

It's still a law firm, so there will be long hours and the work can be monotonous. As an attorney, there isn't great 24 hour support staff coverage. At other firms I've heard you always have paralegals and assistants to help you out at all hours. This is sort of true at Fenwick, but the staff that's around overnight is minimal, so they're not always available to help you.

Other Employee Reviews for Fenwick & West

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting. They are very concerned about maintain their status of "one of the best places to work", but fall short."

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Mountain View, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fenwick & West full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some really great people here.

    Cons

    Still very hierarchal in nature (what can you say, it's a law firm!). Great if you are an attorney or paralegal, but not so much if you are staff.

    Advice to Management

    None for staff. Just come do you job.


  2. "I feel like I died and went to job heaven."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fenwick & West full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, constant parties and employee appreciation acts (for example, hey you guys are working hard so hear we hired a company to make crepes for everybody), good salaries, supportive management and co-Workers, great location, and a real sense of community. I feel like everything I do is received with so much appreciation. As for business, the firm handles some of the biggest names in technology and life sciences.

    Cons

    I can't think of one bad thing to say.

    Advice to Management

    I love Fenwick. Keep doing everything right. Thank you for making such a supportive and diverse environment.

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