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Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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  1. "Great Law Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Litigation Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with great people.

    Cons

    Long hours, which is to be expected.


  2. "Typical Big Law"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office, most people are outwardly friendly, lots of free perks and food

    Cons

    Long hours, extremely rigid hierarchy based on title

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat people so differently based on job title to the point that it is almost offensive


  3. "A great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Attorney in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Project Attorney in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very autonomous. Great cafeteria

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


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  5. "Great law firm for a paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY

    I worked at Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice work environment, stress pretty low. Pay was pretty good. No minimum hours, never had to make work. Superb cafeteria: best chopped salads for $5, excellent cookies.

    Cons

    Erratic hours, as would be the case in any paralegal position. Reviews were only downward, and often didn't give any constructive criticism. Work is often pointless.

    Advice to Management

    Implement some sort of upward review mechanism. There are definitely a couple of attorneys that could really use some constructive feedback from their subordinates.


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart colleagues and collegial environment. High quality work with great benefits. Not too much FaceTime and vacations are usually respected. Great summer associate program.

    Cons

    Like many big law firms not much insight into future prospects.


  7. "Working at STB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits. Start time 9:30. Great, affordable cafe. Learn an incredible amount of skills on the job.

    Cons

    Sweatshop. Absolutely no work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees to spread out the workload.


  8. "normal big law"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett full-time

    Pros

    people are generally friendly, no shouting of screaming even in the fact of mistakes.
    cafeteria chocolate chip cookies are fabulous

    Cons

    long hours, very unpredictable workload (I was a corporate associate) especially for weekends, always on call,
    Very low tech environment at the time
    hardly any prospects to make it partner

    Advice to Management

    you loose a lot of excellent people every year because it just takes too long to make partner. not all of those who stick around long enough are brilliant


  9. "Corporate Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, good work environment and exciting work

    Cons

    Could do with more integrated social events between departments