Orrick Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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4.1
84%
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98%
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Orrick Chairman  Mitchell Zuklie
Mitchell Zuklie
87 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great location and good benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, high pto accruage, great people(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very long hours, must hit hours target for bonus eligibility, unclear path to partnership(in 16 reviews)

  • "Billable Hours Requirement, No Work/Life Balance(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Strives to be a Best Place to Work

      Apr 15, 2021 - Director in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Innovative leadership that truly cares about the well-being of their team, supporting flexibility and encouraging self-care

      Cons

      At the end of the day, still a business, and individual supervisors can stray from the core values of the firm’s culture

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Compared to other big laws, Orrick is a great place to work.

      Apr 28, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall, very friendly colleagues and coworkers,

      Cons

      It is big law after all.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Apr 5, 2021 - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture and People are great; The work is engaging

      Cons

      The billable hours are high

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Apr 1, 2021 - Lawyer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely colleagues, brilliant attorneys, and lots of perks

      Cons

      Long hours and demanding partners

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Associate

      Apr 9, 2021 - Managing Associate Attorney in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work schedule; exciting deals

      Cons

      Long hours as every other big law

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      great firm

      Mar 5, 2021 - Managing Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      open-minded, accommodating, and have employee interest in mind

      Cons

      the firm has no cons yet

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Prepare to be abused

      Apr 2, 2021 - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The office has a convenient location.

      Cons

      One of the attorneys I reported to was a short-tempered, inconsiderate bully, who was prone to screaming, and Human Resources refused to consider my request for transfer to another department.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Intern

      Mar 2, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Culture and good people

      Cons

      Bad hours and long working times

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Typical firm

      Mar 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High volume of work (easy to hit billables)

      Cons

      A typical law firm. Insular culture unaware of employment market outside the firm

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      cool

      Mar 25, 2021 - Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good firm to work for

      Cons

      loses forest for trees sometimes

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