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Updated Aug 13, 2021

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4.3
68%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Chairman and Managing Partner Ken Doran
Ken Doran
89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Big law firm, stable work environment, fiscally strong firm(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good training, good teams, free market system (for real), unlimited pro bono hours are credited as billable(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "But this is an issue with all big law firms (not just Gibson)(in 19 reviews)

  • "working long hours/weekends, pay, work environment(in 16 reviews)

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    It seems partners are much more flexible with associates who have kids than with those who don’t. If it’s okay for my colleague with a kid to leave at 5 pm and log on later, why isn’t that the same for me (no kids)? My obligations might be different, but I still have a life and want to be able to do certain things, like catch that evening workout class or cook dinner for my partner. As you can probably tell, my firm is operating 100% in person. There is no point here — I’m just whining.

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Best of Biglaw

      Aug 13, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pays biglaw money, freedom to chart your own career path, top level colleagues and engagements. If (when) you leave, you can get an interview anywhere.

      Cons

      It's biglaw. Long term success requires a lot of hours, a lot of commitment, and a fair bit of luck. You will have to be okay working for the richest corporations in the world.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Firm

      Aug 3, 2021 - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and bonus structure. Good people and staff who are understanding and kind. For the most part, a good firm.

      Cons

      The new management is making it hard to stick to old ways. The culture has changed and it is impacting morale.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Fun

      Aug 10, 2021 - Administrative in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collegial enviro good people to work with

      Cons

      Stressful high paced lots of hours

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      N/A

      Jun 27, 2021 - Associate in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High-level and interesting work available.

      Cons

      Free market system can be tough to navigate.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Cutting Edge

      Jun 19, 2021 - Partner in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Challenging projects, flexibility, interesting people

      Cons

      Time commitment is significant, demanding clients

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Helicopter Office Administrator

      Jun 10, 2021 - Legal Secretary in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits. Good amount of vacation.

      Cons

      Office Administrator is overbearing. Has pushed many good workers out of the office. Have a minimum of 8 attorneys on a desk.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      High Quality Work

      Apr 13, 2021 - Associate in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      This firm produces the highest quality work in the industry.

      Cons

      The teams are very hard working, and so work-life balance can be a struggle.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great firm.

      Apr 25, 2021 - Gibson Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Really wonderful employees that make for a great team.

      Cons

      The work is demanding, but that can be expected at any large law firm.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Benefits Assistant

      Apr 23, 2021 - Human Resources Benefits Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great company, Good growth team building

      Cons

      None I have nothing negative to say

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      crazy

      Jun 7, 2021 - Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      location and firm size and diversity

      Cons

      this survey and its requirements

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