Paul Hastings Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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3.5
58%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
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Paul Hastings Chairman Seth M. Zachary
Seth M. Zachary
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "busy work; great people; work life balance; clients and cases are interesting; great company name to have on your resume(in 13 reviews)

  • "great workshops for interns, some limited exposure to the law firm(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours and can be stressful, but just like every other law firm(in 13 reviews)

  • "old school mentality; worst benefits ever; lack of technology; couldn't keep up with the COVID times and other law firms(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time

    Pros

    Top notch people and inclusive culture

    Cons

    Employees work very hard and long hours

  2. "Love the people, long hours"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time

    Pros

    Great people and receptive partners and associates.

    Cons

    Demanding hours and minimal team bonding.


  3. "Lots of opportunity for professional growth"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paul Hastings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Partner exposure early on Lots of responsibility and ability to run with your ideas

    Cons

    Expected to work OT regularly

  4. "Fairly Good for Biglaw"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paul Hastings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay and quality of training

    Cons

    Time commitment and impact on personal relationships

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  5. "Nothing"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time

    Pros

    Nothing to complain about or write home about.

    Cons

    The location is not advantageous to assaulting a larger force upon a hill.

  6. "Ok"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Paul Hastings full-time

    Pros

    Good work, nice people, great pay

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance, unappreciated for work done

  7. "Big Law"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Attorney in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time

    Pros

    Experience, pay, location, associates, mentorship

    Cons

    Partners, hours, clients, environment, turnover

  8. "Best Biglaw Experience Possible"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative, lean teman, client exposure, entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Big law hours and billable minimum

  9. "Global Law Firm"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, interesting work, professional respect

    Cons

    Poor benefits package, politics, micromanagement

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  10. "Associate review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Paul Hastings full-time

    Pros

    Good relationships between partners and associates.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance to partner.

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