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Latham & Watkins Reviews

Updated February 14, 2018
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Latham & Watkins Global Chair & Managing Partner William Voge
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  • Long hours (no duh, it's biglaw) (in 22 reviews)

  • Being the largest money making law firm, they should reward their staff more (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Technology Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Global Technology Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Corporate culture is inclusive, caring, and trustworthy
    Fantastic global IT department
    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    Opportunities to work from home are very limited (for staff)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. "associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work; cutting edge transactions

    Cons

    long hours; super demanding clients

  3. "LW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Excellent attorneys, first class firm.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is difficult.


  4. "Decent Hours, Very Little Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable face time requirement, nice office, high quality work.

    Cons

    Bonuses are paltry compared to other comparable firms (even in the year LW was the most profitable firm in the world). Very, very long road to partnership. Not enough women, and those who are there usually leave before making partner.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more women to OMP and other national level management roles.


  5. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, telework, general collegiality

    Cons

    Grueling hours, too much work


  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Attourney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Attourney in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    kind co workers, generous salary, great environment

    Cons

    many hours of overtime, hard to find work to life balance


  7. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with the best and brightest in the industry

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful environment at times

  8. "Unavailable"

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

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Company wide, they do treat you nicely with good benefits.

    Cons

    Don't work for the IT department. A lot of favoritism, double standards, and micro-management. It's all about buddy buddy system there. The project management is extremely chaotic and a joke. Completely lack of user requirement gathering and project management. No management support at all. No career opportunity growth. Just like other said, it's a dead-end job there. The management there is a huge problem. They will take you for granted without appreciation of your hard work and extra work (overtime).


  9. "Atttorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Being the boss
    Fighting on the Front Lines
    If you want to get some time and experience doing every imaginable part of civil litigation with very little handholding, this might be the place for you.

    Cons

    No one to turn to
    High stress
    Too many things to worry about
    Office sucks
    Not enough actual court time
    All the cases seem the same after a while and it is hard to get motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more; It would be nice if there were a wider variety of cases to expand my skill and move forward with my career.


  10. "Elite Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work, clients, and team-oriented atmosphere

    Cons

    Lots of billable hours; subpar training


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