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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher CEO Ken Doran
Ken Doran
57 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is an issue as with all law firms(in 19 reviews)

  • "The only cons are those associated with all Big Law firms(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Powerhouse Firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Gibson is a great firm. The individuals are collegial and the work is intellectually stimulating. The free market system allows you to take control over your career trajectory from day one.

    Cons

    Like its biglaw peers, the hours can be long and unpredictable.

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2019-03-14
  2. "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Foreign Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice offices, good location, good salary

    Cons

    Some difficult Senior Associates, very oldstyle and american for a foreign associate.

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2019-05-20
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Large, international law firm with many locations. There are many departments and job openings. Good location in the city.

    Cons

    Toxic work culture. Overworked employees. Office politics is phony, chaotic, and demoralizing. Managers play favorite. Culture of fear and disrespect for the people at the bottom of the totem pole. Does not treat people well. Very high turnover and burnout rate.

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2018-12-14
  4. "Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time

      Pros

      Interesting work; good and considerate superiors.

      Cons

      Time; bad technology; cumbersome dealing with expenses

      Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2018-11-03
    • "Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Smart lawyers at the top of profession

      Cons

      Very conservative and extremely elitist

      Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2018-10-28
    • "Associate"

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      Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Cutting edge work; high pay

      Cons

      Demanding work and hours requirement

      Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2018-10-11
    • "Meh"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Prestigious law firm, beautiful offices, great PTO plan.

      Cons

      Very cumbersome processes that don't need to be which results in a lot of miscommunication and balls being dropped, the morale for regular staff is low (people will not look you in the eye when they pass you), Attorney's receive all the perks (free parking, catered lunches) while the support staff is generally treated like plebeians. Training was minimal and you are left to figure things out.

      Advice to Management

      Better training for your employees, adopt a flat structure, treat all employees regardless of title the same.

      Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2018-10-22
    • Helpful (2)

      "Highly Evolving Law Firm"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Gibson has been, and always will be, THE top-tier law firm to work for. It's been on the forefront of many landmark decisions and has handled clients worth billions of dollars. It serves its clients above and beyond the standard. It treats its employees well on every level, even if it makes a mistake now and then.

      Cons

      One major blunder was outsourcing most of its in-house clerical support-word processing team, as the clientele and cases worked on by Gibson are some of the most important worldwide. Support staff should always be IN-HOUSE highly trained and skilled employees due to potential breaches of client security and privacy issues.

      Advice to Management

      Why hire the most brilliant and talented attorneys in the world, but not the same regarding your support staff?

      Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2018-09-13
    • "Associate"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time

        Pros

        Great, smart lawyers. interesting work

        Cons

        Same cons as most big law firms.

        Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2018-09-18
      • "Associate"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher full-time

        Pros

        Quality culture and interesting work.

        Cons

        Like most big law firms, the benefits (with the exception of parental leave) are poor.

        Gibson Dunn & Crutcher2018-08-15
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