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"Orrick"

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Former Employee - Paralegal in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Paralegal in Menlo Park, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

it paid well, it had decent benefits, it had many nice and decent people to work with, and there was almost always a way to make extra money working over time.

Cons

it did not have up to date hardware or software, it was hard to get equipment or other items when required, there was a lack of appreciation of the paralegal support staff.

Advice to Management

Have a more merit based award system, treat the staff with more respect, balance work loads better, stop micromanagement and improve technology tools.

Other Employee Reviews for Orrick

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Orrick culture is very friendly and informal for a law firm. Everyone tends to maintain a sense of humor even in difficult situations. The senior attorneys are approachable and take time to talk to staff. They make deliberate efforts to involve junior staff and are willing to give you opportunities you may not get at other big firms. If you are very ambitious, there is room for growth.

    Cons

    The pace is exacting. Expect to work your ass off. Senior employees work very hard and you will be expected to match them.

    Advice to Management

    More options for work/life balance. It's an all or nothing proposition.


  2. "Compensation and Promotion Issues"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Orrick is comparable to other large law firms. If you have a busy practice you will be left alone.

    Cons

    The firm has had growing pains with its several acquisitions. Integration of those employees is often at the expense of the older, native employees. Orrick's new "talent model" means lower base compensation for all attorneys more senior than 6th years.

    Advice to Management

    Review area office function and management.

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