Orrick - Good place to work, but plenty of room for improvement | Glassdoor
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"Good place to work, but plenty of room for improvement"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Friendly work environment; recognition for good performanace; good pay; good opportunities for advancement.

Cons

Communication between attorneys and support staff can be lacking; some incompetent paralegals become entrenched in the firm and rise to senior status without merit simply because they have been there a long time; not as many perks as other firms (paralegals can't use Seamless Web, tighter restrictions on car service, not a lot of free events for employees).

Advice to Management

Use a more meritocratic approach with support staff; do not simply give promotions for length of service, but rather for quality of work; provide for free events and services for employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Orrick

  1. "Do you value quality of life?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Staff in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well known firm and job security

    Cons

    Quality of life is sub-par. The pressure to work long hours is evident.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that employees have a life outside of work. Reward quality of work, not number of hours billed. This will promote efficiency.


  2. "Home away from home"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great location in the bay area

    Cons

    Commute is very very long

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

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