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Quinn Emanuel Reviews

Updated May 28, 2019

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Found 95 reviews

3.0
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38%
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44%
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John B. Quinn
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, great working relationships, reasonable hours, no dress code, good perks, free healthcare/gym/etc(in 16 reviews)

  • "Best thing about this place is NO DRESS CODE(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "strict HR rules, generally non-competitive wages for support staff(in 11 reviews)

  • "Long hours, but this is to be expected at a global top litigation firm(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Former legal assistant"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quinn Emanuel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great working relationships, reasonable hours, no dress code, good perks, free healthcare/gym/etc.

    Cons

    Salaries are a bit low compared to other large law firms but much lower hours requirement and not having to be on call 24/7 make up for it.

    Quinn Emanuel2018-02-16
  2. "good environment"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quinn Emanuel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quinn does not have a dress code, which is very nice.

    Cons

    Not enough work to keep busy

    Quinn Emanuel2019-05-28
  3. "Decent Job, good benefits"

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      Former Employee - Legal Secretary/Paralegal in Washington, DC

      I worked at Quinn Emanuel full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good benefits, casual work attire and atmosphere

      Cons

      strict HR rules, generally non-competitive wages for support staff

      Quinn Emanuel2019-01-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE IN LIFE NEVER EVER EVER WORK IN THIS GHETTO UNPROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT"

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      Former Employee - Legal Secretary in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Quinn Emanuel full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      No dress code, catered food sometimes whenever there's a huge trial.

      Cons

      Favoritism, management sucks and has absolutely no structure, the staff and attorney are separated and the attorneys' treats you like they're superior than. There are a handful of exceptions. I never been in such an unprofessional legal environment in my life! The women are catty and clickish, no one wants to do their work, even if there's almost little to no work at. It's boring, you'll jump in eagerness to even receive...

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      Advice to Management

      Take some etiquette, management, and business course courses. Treat your staff like human beings, just because they're not attorneys' doesn't mean they're less than!! Last but not least...PAY YOUR STAFF MORE INSTEAD OF PENNY PINCHING!!! HAPPY STAFF= SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS!!!! Then maybe the revolving door will stop!! Give your staff more substantial and meaningful work/projects!!

      Quinn Emanuel2018-12-26
    • "Attorney"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Quinn Emanuel full-time

      Pros

      Casual dress, minimal face-time requirements.

      Cons

      Long hours, demanding work environment.

      Quinn Emanuel2018-10-09
    • Helpful (2)

      "It was a job..."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Quinn Emanuel full-time

      Pros

      Overall, the people at the firm were very kind and approachable. The benefits offered by the firm are very generous (health, vision, dental, 401K, transit allowance, etc.).

      Cons

      Corporate management doesn't seem to understand what reasonable salaries are for staff members, as we were viewed as dispensable.

      Advice to Management

      Value your staff, make them feel like they are doing a good job. All we would ever hear is how the firm is trying to "save money". One of your biggest expenses is staring you right in the face... turnover.

      Quinn Emanuel2018-10-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good first corporate job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Quinn Emanuel full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits and firm paid holidays. Great coworkers, laid back atmosphere

      Cons

      Lots of gossip and behind the scenes drama. Management could be better. Support staff gets paid less than market value.

      Advice to Management

      Train support staff more. Delegate work better.

      Quinn Emanuel2018-09-20
    • "Needs Work..."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Quinn Emanuel full-time

      Pros

      Casual Dress Flexible Hours Cool people

      Cons

      Low Pay and not a lot of room for growth.

      Quinn Emanuel2018-09-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Hard Work on Interesting Cases"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Quinn Emanuel full-time

        Pros

        Interesting cases. Stuff you read about in the papers. Mostly good people to work with. Dynamic environment. Good place to learn the practice of major litigation.

        Cons

        A few unpleasant partners. High pressure, especially on young associates. Offices are less nice than other law offices. A lack of awareness of what is a reasonable amount of work for a young associate.

        Quinn Emanuel2018-08-14
      • "Legal Secretary"

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        Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
        Recommends

        I have been working at Quinn Emanuel full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Hours are not as crazy as other big law firms. You can actually have a life after work. The cases are interesting and the atmosphere is very collegial. Of course, are expected to do everything with precision and there are times when work really piles up.

        Cons

        The pay is a bit on the lower end compared to other firms.

        Quinn Emanuel2018-07-12
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