Fenwick & West

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Fenwick & West once a great firm

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Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Fenwick & West

Pros

The firm was a very good place to work. Things have changed and not for the better. To much favoritism for the younger staff and not for professionlism or competence.

Cons

The management is blind to what some employees do. Many employees are hard workers and not "in your face" social butterflies. Yet management seems to prefer the social butterflies to the hard workers. Especially the ones that brown nose them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior Management should really stand back and take a good look at the managers they have in place and realize that some of them are not people persons and treat their staff with disdain and sometimes cruelly. Once a leopard always a leopard and the spots will never change. You can take a panther and tame it and domesticate it, but in reality it is still a panther and their inate being is to be a panther. Hopefully before the firm collapses because of this blindness, Senior management will wake up to the fact that management is letting go of some really good employees and keeping the young, thin, but very incompetent ones.

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    Great client base and interesting professional opportunities

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Fenwick & West full-time

    Pros

    Novel legal issues because clients are cutting edge. Strong commitment to pro bono. Effective management. Commitment to diversity. No objectionable clients.

    Cons

    Ebb and flow of the billable work cycles can be difficult as at any top law firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    As Good as Law Firm Life Gets

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Attorney in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Attorney in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Fenwick & West full-time

    Pros

    There might not be any legit prestigious law firms that can provide a stress-free happy work life balance, but in my experience Fenwick is about as close as you can get.

    Cons

    I really don't have many complaints to report. Worrying about billable hours every day of your life can really wear you down, but it's an industry problem, not a Fenwick problem. I would like to see them be the first to just drop the billable hour requirement officially, proving that they are in a different league and cutting edge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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