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Updated August 29, 2018
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Pros
  • "Reasonable work-life balance for big law" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Competitive salaries and good benefits" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, which is standard for this type of position" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Very hit or miss depending on which partners you work for; some departments can get really slow" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orrick full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - great people
    - interesting work
    - opportunities for advancement
    - progressive policies

    Cons

    - like most big firms, not a lot of transparency for nonpartner roles
    - some partners need more management experience
    - lots of lateral hires and change affects the culture

    Advice to Management

    - create roles for attorneys wanting more work life balance


  2. "Secretary"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Secretary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Secretary in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orrick full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture/Down to earth attorneys and HR executives/Great NY Secy. Supervisor

    Cons

    Should allow remote work for secretaries.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great work

  3. "Associate"

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, great people to work with, salary pretty nice

    Cons

    sweatshop, low bonuses, no training


  4. "Receptionist/Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orrick full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They care about their staff. They have great benefits.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    No


  5. "Wonderful environment to work in."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Operations Specialist in Wheeling, WV
    Current Employee - Service Operations Specialist in Wheeling, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orrick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, family like environment

    Cons

    The usual stresses that come with the legal industry


  6. "Hard work, smart people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orrick full-time

    Pros

    - Orrick provides excellent benefits
    - Once established, you can utilize flexible scheduling
    - There are often opportunities to learn new business areas

    Cons

    -Promotions can be hard to come by, since leadership has been in place for years
    -Staff turnover can create significant extra work for remaining colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership could be more transparent regarding decisions that affect the company, and generally more visible to the lower rungs of the organization


  7. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orrick full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, solid people, opportunity to work on complex transactions.

    Cons

    Tough hours, a given for a firm.

  8. "Paralegal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orrick full-time

    Pros

    Great Healthcare, decent salary, good management

    Cons

    alot of work hours but definitely worth it.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "Great company, but very little advancement opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheeling, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheeling, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orrick full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (healthcare, PTO, maternity/paternity leave, 401k, work from home options, etc.), great people, superb IT support, nice facilities.

    Cons

    If you are in a staff position, there is almost zero career training to help you advance. In fact, many departments do not even offer the opportunity to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more career opportunities to staff level employees. All of the emphasis is on the lawyers, but your staff are very important assets as well.


  10. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orrick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent big firm to work for.

    Cons

    Same downsides as big firm legal work in general.

    Advice to Management

    Employee happiness, however illusory, is still a worthy goal.


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