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Latham & Watkins Reviews

Updated July 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "You will work with a lot of great people" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Entrepreneurial in nature (for a big law firm)" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours (no duh, it's biglaw)" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Being the largest money making law firm, they should reward their staff more" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Wonderful People
    Best possible experience for a huge firm

    Cons

    Long hours
    Its a BigLaw firm, so take it for what it is


  2. "Fantastic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, amazing work, intense opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Hours can be crazy and unpredictable.

  3. "Intern - Accounting & Finance - GSO Office"

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

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Lack of micromanagement. Paul Patane

    Cons

    Some folks were creepy, Others were snobs.

    Advice to Management

    I can only speak for the GSO office, but this place was depressing. Time to move into the 21st century maybe?


  4. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collegial environment with brilliant attorneys

    Cons

    Morale varies dramatically between groups. Mentorship can be difficultwith cross office staffing


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    "Admin Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work here

    Cons

    Everything about this company stinks


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    A firm that really care's about their employees and provides great benefits both professionally and recreationaly.

    Manager's care about your happiness and push you to become better at your job and future opportunities.

    Nice work environment.

    Really good co-workers.

    Cons

    There are the standard office politics.

    Long hours.


  7. "Challenging Work in a Great City"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Good people, challenging work, fair pay

    Cons

    Same as any big law firm.

  8. "Traditional Big Law Firm Experience"

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

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Make lots of money in a short period of time.

    Cons

    24/7 Work and no work life balance


  9. "GSO Office in LA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    People at the GSO office are friendly and willing to help the incoming analysts. Great environment to challenge yourself to do well and rise through the ranks.

    Cons

    Not an issue for me but it's a flat structure so titles don't mean that much here.


  10. "Global Support Office (GSO) is the best if you're a non-atty"

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    Former Employee - Practice Support Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Practice Support Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    GSO has no attorneys = more fun at the office
    Operates more like a tech company
    Great people and great culture
    Room for growth

    Cons

    I made the mistake of leaving


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