Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2020

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3.9
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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Founding and Senior Partner Larry Sonsini
Larry Sonsini
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Reasonable work-life balance for a large law firm(in 10 reviews)

  • "Compensation, interesting work, prestigious firm(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "As with any law firm, work-life balance is an ongoing struggle(in 12 reviews)

  • "As with any law firm, the hours are tough(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time

    Pros

    High salary, skilled colleagues, interesting clients.

    Cons

    Biglaw hours, and fast deadlines

  2. "Long path to partnership"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are type A, you can be yourself

    Cons

    No mandatory retirement age of partners so hard to make room for others

  3. "AmLaw 100 in Silicon Valley"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compensation, interesting work, prestigious firm

    Cons

    Long hours, terrible commute, hierarchical

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Summer Associate Program"

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

    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work, very laid back atmosphere, wonderful people.

    Cons

    Lots of work, welcome to Big Law.

  5. "Good firm"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patent Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not room for growth unless you go to law school.

  6. "Great Team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team is very helpful and everyone wants you to grow in your career.

    Cons

    Old-fashioned, not as modern as other marketing teams and the growth is slow.

  7. "Great Company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good quality of people around

    Cons

    Personally, I live 70+ miles away so it might not be a cons to everyone.

  8. "Great place to work."

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

    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional yet relaxed environment.

    Cons

    No flexibility in work schedule.

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  9. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Generous pay raises, but you got to work hard to earn those; 2 bonuses a year - one is based on personal accomplishments, the other is based on position in firm. Also a decent annual contribution to your 401K.

    Cons

    Some cost cutting decisions made recently by management regarding Help Desk and Document Processing departments were unfortunate - they were outsourced.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pick Group Carefully"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you work with the right group for you, you'll get to handle really sophisticated legal work with some lawyers who are truly at the top of the game.

    Cons

    If you end up in the wrong group, you'll probably be miserable. Some difficult personalities in the firm.

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