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Gordon & Rees Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Very nice people, very nice office (in 6 reviews)

  • Work environment was very relaxed (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • I wanted to get to know the attorneys a bit more but between everyone's work schedules it was difficult (in 10 reviews)

  • As expected at any law firm, everybody seems really stressed out -- which can be really draining on my energy to deal with attorneys who are on edge (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "IT Support"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gordon & Rees full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    No weekend work except for rotating on-call duty
    Central location near transit (BART)

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities
    Communication is by grapevine, rumor


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon & Rees full-time

    Pros

    The pay is decent when starting out.

    Cons

    Some people are unfair to others and their situations or levels of education.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  3. "Good benefits and room for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees full-time

    Pros

    Good people, paperless and technology-forward for the most part; very diverse environment

    Cons

    Inconsistent, so big and spread out over the U.S.., sometimes it is very difficult to figure out who you need to talk to when you have questions

    Advice to Management

    More ability to work from home for staff.


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    "Associate Attorney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a very professional, high end,downtown practice. This was an excellent experience.

    Cons

    Traffic in downtown and parking is the only negative I can think of.


  6. "Tedious work"

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    Former Employee - Case Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Case Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get free tea and water.

    Cons

    High stress environment with very little compensation. Also, the people are horrible and you feel on your own most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for what you expect of people.


  7. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gordon & Rees full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing, Insurance related, some nice people, California based, many many many many attorneys and offices, some good attorneys, and some ok staff.

    Cons

    Pyramid scheme in salary, promotions, opportunities for work, must kiss up to the two managing partner system that is always in conflict, and all of the money goes to the top and trickles down.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid and get rid of thePyramid scheme in salary, promotions, provide greater opportunities for work, eliminate the two managing partner system, and find a more equitable way to distribute revenues and profits so that there is a consistent open system.


  8. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gordon & Rees full-time

    Pros

    lots of work, ability to get experience early on, nice people to work for

    Cons

    top heavy management, low, crowded office

    Advice to Management

    increase pay and focus on retention


  9. "Underpaid, underappreciated, overworked"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Attorney in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, casual environment, beautiful views if you are lucky enough to get a window office. Some of the best attorneys and mentors in town - if you get lucky

    Cons

    Lousy pay, either you have too much work or you have to scramble to make minimum hours, some teams are churning through junior attorneys. Despite being a huge office of a mega-firm, only two or three people make all the meaningful decisions and if you are not one of their favorites, you are simply a cog.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees - pay them market rates (San Diego really isn't cheaper than LA); follow through on your promises; positive feedback isn't a sin


  10. "Its a mix"

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Gordon & Rees (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, friendly atmosphere, good training.

    Cons

    Not always set up to succeed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm to learn and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon & Rees full-time

    Pros

    Experienced, well-respected partners; great exposure to every aspect of litigation.

    Cons

    Associate salaries on lower end of spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Provide salaries more in line with current marketplace.



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