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Latham & Watkins Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Dec 5, 2019

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3.7
70%
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63%
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Latham & Watkins Chair and Managing Partner Rich Trobman
Rich Trobman
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Generally great people below partner level(in 26 reviews)

  • "The culture is great and everyone has a great attitude, not your typical law firm and worth meeting some people here(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, stress from clients(in 32 reviews)

  • "Obviously your work won't feel incredibly high-impact at a large law firm as an intern, you might learn more at smaller orgs(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great firm!"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Worked here for 20 years. Great people, great firm!

    Cons

    No downside to working here.

    Latham & Watkins2019-12-05
  2. "Enjoyed working here."

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Occasional overtime with advance notice

    Latham & Watkins2019-03-28
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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Loved it here!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, the firm listens to all suggestions, ability to work seamlessly with other locations across the globe, amazing benefits and wellness program. There are many opportunities for staff to learn new skills or help other departments. High growth potential.

    Cons

    They form committees for everything (which is a pro because they care about their employees input) however, because it's a committee, it tends to take a while to make a decision. Really the only con I could think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Latham & Watkins2018-09-25
  5. "Fantastic work environment"

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

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, amazing work, intense opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Hours can be crazy and unpredictable.

    Latham & Watkins2018-06-11
  6. "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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time for 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

    Latham & Watkins2018-03-11
  7. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of amenities, great benefits package, solid salary, great job security and a great learning opportunity. You will work with a lot of great people!

    Cons

    Lots of micromanagement, the ticketing system generates over 60 emails every day which makes it hard to keep up. Some of the employees that had been there for a while are quite pessimistic, very low ceiling for growth

    Advice to Management

    Reward the hard working employees and trust them to do their job well.

    Latham & Watkins2018-03-07
  8. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Great people Usually top of the line work

    Cons

    Hours and unpredictability Lack of control of career if you are in one of the smaller offices

    Latham & Watkins2018-02-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best place I've ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Global Technology Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time for 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!

    Latham & Watkins2018-02-03
  10. "Nice People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    People are great and genuinely nice.

    Cons

    Work is extremely demanding. Not unique to Latham, just big law in general.

    Latham & Watkins2017-06-15
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    "Good place to work"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins

    Pros

    People are great, pay is great as well. A good place to work with a lot of training.

    Cons

    Hours can be long (off and on), but that's just how it is in biglaw. Best of the biglaw bunch.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make sure pay is competitive and that people see a path to partnership. That's key to keeping your midlevel and senior associates.

    Latham & Watkins2016-04-12
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