Sheppard Mullin Reviews

Updated Dec 28, 2020

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  • "Like any law firm, there are few individuals who are tough to work for(in 7 reviews)

  • "Very long hours for the first three years, steep learning curve, mundane tasks for the beginning associate(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Best Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, competitive wages, meaningful work

    Cons

    Commitment to clients require long hours.

  2. "Nice!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - N/A in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin part-time

    Pros

    Lots of office experience and interesting projects

    Cons

    Direction often unclear for new intern.


  3. "Great organization!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Solid Management and Fair Policies

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for non-lawyers

  4. "Stable Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - File Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's very stable, work environment is comfortable and friendly.

    Cons

    Raises are small and advancement is limited

  5. "Great firm"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great firm. Free food often. Understanding and nice management. Staff is also very friendly

    Cons

    Favoritism depending on the team you are on.

  6. "Huge management changes"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time

    Pros

    Lots of benefits when I entered as a young associate, but with the hire of a new CFO benefits were drastically slashed.

    Cons

    Budget pinching in good economic times, can't imagine what it is like to be there now.

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  7. "Great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Conscientious. Transparency that meets expectations.

    Cons

    Nothing special that big law's don't all experience

  8. "Great Big Firm"

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

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart, motivated attorneys and staff.

    Cons

    Disconnect between senior partners and newer millennial associates.

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  9. "Top notch law firm with excellent culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work, fascinating attorneys, nice colleagues

    Cons

    None really, some might say the hours, but long hours are the norm at any firm. Here, the firm with a west coast vibe makes everything enjoyable.

  10. "Still a Law Firm"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time

    Pros

    Pay. Benefits. Staff are incredible. Some well-meaning attorneys.

    Cons

    The cons are no different than any other Big Law firm, it's just that Sheppard tries so very hard to seem different than other firms. It's not.

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