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Perkins Coie Reviews

Updated Dec 5, 2019

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3.8
78%
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96%
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Perkins Coie  Managing Partner John Devaney (no image)
John Devaney
38 Ratings
  1. "Firm Culture is Amazing"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins Coie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity for personal professional development and advancement.

    Cons

    Like ANY OTHER COMPANY in the world the volume of work is always more than the head count. Always a great situation for the new graduate who wants to learn quickly and do more.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the little people can help move things in big ways. Listen and reevaluate.

    Perkins Coie2019-05-04
  2. "Big firm, good values"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LPA in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins Coie full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Small perks and benefits, free espresso, activities, etc

    Cons

    Diffuse leadership, staff positions undervalued

    Perkins Coie2019-04-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Exempt staff treated much better than non exempt staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins Coie full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Health, sabbatical, dental and 401k

    Cons

    Non exempt staff given lower bonuses and have to wait longer than exempt staff for their sabbatical. Explanation given for the difference is that exempt staff work harder. Seriously insulting response. My guess to the reality is that nonexempt staff are actually more necessary to the daily function of the firm so they make them wait longer to take their sabbatical.

    Advice to Management

    It’s unfair and definitely noticed that exempt staff are treated better than nonexempt.

    Perkins Coie2019-04-08
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Best in town"

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

    I have been working at Perkins Coie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Highly connected firm, great clients, great people

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, but work life balance is highly practice group specific.

    Perkins Coie2019-02-07
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Elite Crowd"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Coie full-time

    Pros

    The healthcare benefits are good.

    Cons

    A lot of cliques that are hard to break into.

    Perkins Coie2019-01-30
  6. "Solid Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Coie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Certain partners are knowledgable and accessible.

    Cons

    Compensation tends to lag that of other large firms.

    Perkins Coie2019-01-30
  7. "Happy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins Coie full-time

    Pros

    Whip smart attorneys , collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    It’s a law firm so client demands

    Perkins Coie2018-11-28
  8. "Great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Coie full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, great benefits, excellent technology

    Cons

    Getting up to speed is tough, change is slow

    Advice to Management

    Set up better training on Perkins procedures

    Perkins Coie2018-10-19
  9. "Paralegal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Perkins Coie full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, nice perks

    Cons

    Can be rigid on firm manual rules

    Perkins Coie2018-10-15
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Coie full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The firm takes care of its headquarters employees.

    Cons

    The firm is growing such that highly specialized positions are the norm and there is little opportunity for job advancement or job expansion.

    Perkins Coie2018-09-13
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