2010 A-Z Summer Associate Rankings

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Adams and Reese
New Orleans
Participating Offices: Baton Rouge, LA; Jackson, MS; Mobile; Nashville; New Orleans
Number of Respondents: 10 (71% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.378 (rank: 86)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.50 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.50 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 3.90 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.40 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.60 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 3.90 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.20 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.80 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.60 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.10 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 2.90 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.30 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.10 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.90 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.30 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.80 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.00 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.10 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 2.90 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 2.80 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.30 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.30 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.10 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.10 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.70 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.50 (4.58)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
National
Participating Offices: Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 29 (94% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.740 (rank: 26)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.76 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.83 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.45 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.52 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.86 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.66 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.76 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.93 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.89 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.79 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.79 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.41 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.21 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.66 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.90 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.57 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.54 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.79 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.90 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.74 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.85 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.54 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.76 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.69 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.57 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.11 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.79 (4.58)
Allen & Overy
International
Participating Offices: London; New York
Number of Respondents: 10 (45% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.420 (rank: 80)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.30 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.30 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.30 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 3.70 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.80 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.40 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.80 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.78 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.40 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.00 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.30 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.90 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.70 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 3.60 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.40 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.60 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.20 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.60 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.60 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.90 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.90 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.20 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.50 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.22 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.50 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.70 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.50 (4.58)
Alston & Bird
Atlanta
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Charlotte; Dallas; Los Angeles; Menlo Park; Raleigh, NC; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 25 (78% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.741 (rank: 25)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.50 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.67 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.54 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.75 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.91 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.75 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.92 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.75 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.88 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.58 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.54 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.29 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.08 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.63 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.42 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.71 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.91 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.96 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.92 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.54 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.04 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.68 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.54 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.54 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.63 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.33 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.88 (4.58)
Arent Fox
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 11 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.388 (rank: 84)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.36 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.36 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.55 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.27 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.82 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.00 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 3.91 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.67 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.55 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.45 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.27 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 2.90 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.82 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.36 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.70 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.18 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.30 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.55 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.55 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.18 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 2.64 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.00 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.45 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.09 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.64 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.36 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.45 (4.58)
Arnold & Porter
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Denver; Los Angeles; McLean, VA; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 46 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.792 (rank: 19)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.87 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.67 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.65 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.76 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.89 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.61 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.98 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.79 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.91 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.76 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.78 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.04 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.22 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.57 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.72 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.89 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.76 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.91 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.91 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.91 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.89 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.74 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.80 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.70 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.11 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.33 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.83 (4.58)
Baker & Hostetler
National
Participating Offices: Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Orlando; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 28 (90% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.469 (rank: 72)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.32 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.50 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.07 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.68 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.75 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.14 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.57 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.62 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.57 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.26 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.43 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.25 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.75 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.43 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.50 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.25 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.39 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.75 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.71 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.57 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.36 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.25 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.75 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.32 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.31 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.75 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.39 (4.58)
Baker & McKenzie
International
Participating Offices: Chicago; Houston; New York; Palo Alto; San Francisco; Toronto; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 17 (68% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.419 (rank: 81)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.41 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.24 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.18 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.41 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.82 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.24 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.53 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.59 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.35 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.29 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.29 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.24 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.53 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.41 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.12 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.88 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.94 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.94 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.71 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.18 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.65 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.35 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.53 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.00 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.18 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.59 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.12 (4.58)
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Memphis
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham; Chattanooga, TN; Jackson, MS; Johnson City, TN; Memphis; Nashville; New Orleans; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 23 (70% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.286 (rank: 96)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.09 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.00 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.00 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.35 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.43 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.35 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.35 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.39 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.61 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.30 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.17 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 2.91 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.22 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 3.91 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.30 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.48 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.39 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.57 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.48 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.61 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.22 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.48 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.30 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.39 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.70 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.87 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.30 (4.58)
Bingham McCutchen
National
Participating Offices: Boston; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 41 (95% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.952 (rank: 2)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.98 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.93 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.93 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.95 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 5.00 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.93 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.90 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.95 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.83 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.93 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.66 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.90 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.93 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.98 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 5.00 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.98 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.95 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.98 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.93 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.93 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.98 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 5.00 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.85 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.98 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.61 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.98 (4.58)
Blank Rome
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: New York; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 11 (92% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.728 (rank: 29)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.73 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.45 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.55 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.82 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.36 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.91 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.91 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.82 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.82 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.73 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.27 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.64 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.73 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.73 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.09 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.91 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.82 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.73 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.18 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.45 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.91 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.73 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.91 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 1.55 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.55 (4.58)
Bracewell & Giuliani
Houston
Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Houston; New York
Number of Respondents: 30 (59% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.302 (rank: 92)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.17 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.03 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.07 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.40 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.67 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.10 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.47 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.31 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.50 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.10 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.10 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.63 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 3.87 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 2.77 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.37 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.60 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.50 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.57 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.87 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.67 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.20 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.40 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.43 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.97 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.30 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.23 (4.58)
Brown Rudnick
Boston
Participating Offices: Boston; New York
Number of Respondents: 10 (50% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.596 (rank: 46)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.40 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.20 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.40 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.56 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.80 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.50 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.70 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.80 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.30 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.20 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.11 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.70 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.10 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.80 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.90 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.80 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.70 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.60 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.60 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 2.80 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.60 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.90 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.30 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.50 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.00 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.60 (4.58)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
New York
Participating Offices: New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 25 (93% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.294 (rank: 93)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.28 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.16 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.40 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.12 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.64 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 3.88 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.16 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.61 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.40 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.20 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 2.79 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.64 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.20 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.28 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.54 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.32 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.28 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.28 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.58 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.36 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 3.96 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.12 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 3.75 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.64 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.44 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.56 (4.58)
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 10 (63% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.367 (rank: 87)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.10 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.10 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.10 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.70 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.70 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.20 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.50 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.30 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.60 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.10 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.10 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.30 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.00 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.30 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.70 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.89 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.50 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.50 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.50 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.10 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.10 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.30 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.50 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.40 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.70 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.50 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 3.80 (4.58)
Carlton Fields
Tampa
Participating Offices: Miami; Orlando; Tampa
Number of Respondents: 13 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.582 (rank: 47)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.15 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.31 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.46 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.54 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.85 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.54 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.85 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.69 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.85 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.62 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.46 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.15 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.38 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.85 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.69 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.69 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.85 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.69 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.54 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 5.00 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.62 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.69 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.46 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.62 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.46 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.23 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.54 (4.58)
Chadbourne & Parke
New York
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 14 (70% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.267 (rank: 98)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.21 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.14 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.14 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.29 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.43 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.00 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.29 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.69 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.21 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 3.93 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.07 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.07 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.86 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.00 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.29 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.57 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.21 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.57 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.57 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.79 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.79 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.36 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.29 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 3.93 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.07 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.50 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 3.64 (4.58)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
International
Participating Offices: New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 48 (56% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.390 (rank: 83)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.29 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.38 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.02 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.02 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.77 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.17 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.54 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.72 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.60 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.26 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.21 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.55 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.87 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.11 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.64 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.04 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.65 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.79 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.73 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.02 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.00 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 3.96 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.28 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.13 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.43 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.81 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.79 (4.58)
Clifford Chance
International
Participating Offices: New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 10 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.777 (rank: 22)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.70 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.70 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.60 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.70 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.60 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 5.00 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.80 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.60 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.60 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.78 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.20 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.40 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.60 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.11 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.80 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.80 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 5.00 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.78 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.33 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.90 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.80 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 3.90 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.40 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.70 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.60 (4.58)
Cooley
Palo Alto
Participating Offices: Boston; New York; Palo Alto; Reston, VA; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 24 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.798 (rank: 18)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.67 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.79 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.63 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.88 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.96 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.63 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.83 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.91 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.88 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.71 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.75 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.17 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.54 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.42 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.75 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.96 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 5.00 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 5.00 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.96 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.38 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.63 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.83 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.63 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.46 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.42 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.79 (4.58)
Covington & Burling
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 56 (85% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.508 (rank: 59)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.38 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.41 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.29 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.30 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.79 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.43 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.70 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.64 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.63 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.52 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.30 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.21 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.18 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.34 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.80 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.54 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.54 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.66 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.68 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.55 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.54 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.43 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.36 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.54 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.70 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.05 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.20 (4.58)
Cozen O'Connor
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Philadelphia
Number of Respondents: 13 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.940 (rank: 4)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.85 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.85 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.92 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.92 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 5.00 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 5.00 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.92 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.85 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 5.00 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.92 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.62 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.54 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.38 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.62 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.69 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.92 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 5.00 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.77 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.62 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 5.00 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.85 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.77 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.85 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.92 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.46 (4.58)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 20 (87% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.547 (rank: 51)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.53 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.68 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.32 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.21 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.95 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.26 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.63 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.76 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.58 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.21 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.47 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.79 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.37 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.76 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.83 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.79 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.58 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.32 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 2.22 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 2.61 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.05 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.21 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 3.79 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.11 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 1.11 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.37 (4.58)
Crowell & Moring
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Irvine, CA; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 20 (95% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.939 (rank: 6)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.95 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.95 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.90 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.85 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.90 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.95 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.95 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.90 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.95 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.75 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.80 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.95 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 5.00 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.80 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.80 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.95 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.95 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.70 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.60 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.90 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.95 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.90 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.40 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.40 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.95 (4.58)
Davis Polk & Wardwell
New York
Participating Offices: Menlo Park, CA; New York
Number of Respondents: 67 (83% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.421 (rank: 78)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.25 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.21 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.21 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.10 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.63 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.21 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.67 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.82 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.69 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.22 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.12 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.54 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.60 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.06 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.69 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.79 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.48 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.72 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.70 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 2.73 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 2.78 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.08 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.06 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.21 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.09 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.75 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.63 (4.58)
Debevoise & Plimpton
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 25 (47% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.493 (rank: 67)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.36 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.24 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.20 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.28 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.92 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.16 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.68 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.72 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.20 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.32 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.42 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.84 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.16 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.76 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.60 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.44 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.84 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.72 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.08 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.75 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.29 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.29 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.28 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.44 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.08 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.44 (4.58)
Dechert
National
Participating Offices: Boston; Charlotte; Mountain View, CA; New York; Philadelphia; Princeton; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 31 (86% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.582 (rank: 47)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.55 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.26 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.42 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.45 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.74 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.63 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.65 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.80 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.74 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.65 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.52 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.71 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.97 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.42 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.84 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.37 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.90 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.81 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.74 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.45 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.00 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.60 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.65 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.57 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.55 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.65 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.71 (4.58)
Dewey & LeBoeuf
New York
Participating Offices: Chicago; East Palo Alto, CA; Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 35 (83% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.890 (rank: 10)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.86 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.83 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.89 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.89 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.89 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.91 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.91 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.94 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.89 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.91 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.89 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.36 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.51 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.91 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.94 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.53 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.86 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.91 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.89 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.89 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.71 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.86 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.94 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.80 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.88 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.83 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.83 (4.58)
Dickstein Shapiro
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 16 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.876 (rank: 11)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.69 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.81 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.88 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.81 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.94 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.75 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 5.00 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 5.00 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.81 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.81 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.13 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.75 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.94 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.63 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.94 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.81 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 5.00 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.94 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.88 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.00 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.75 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.88 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.88 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.50 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.63 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 5.00 (4.58)
DLA Piper US
National
Participating Offices: Baltimore; Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Tampa; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 32 (94% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.844 (rank: 14)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.88 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.81 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.75 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.84 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.88 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.78 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.84 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.94 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.84 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.75 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.25 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.47 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.84 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.84 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.68 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.77 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 5.00 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.97 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.40 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.17 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.81 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.77 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.72 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.56 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.68 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.88 (4.58)
Dorsey & Whitney
Minneapolis
Participating Offices: Minneapolis; Seattle
Number of Respondents: 15 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.918 (rank: 7)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.93 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.73 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.87 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.73 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 5.00 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 5.00 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.93 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.87 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.47 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.40 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.80 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 5.00 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.93 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 5.00 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 5.00 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 5.00 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.20 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.33 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.93 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.93 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.87 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.93 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.14 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 5.00 (4.58)
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Chicago; Florham Park, NJ; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 22 (88% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.738 (rank: 27)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.59 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.59 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.73 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.55 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.86 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.68 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.82 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.82 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.73 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.68 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.82 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.55 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.86 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.55 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.59 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.50 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.82 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.73 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.64 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.36 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.23 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.76 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.68 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.45 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.59 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.68 (4.58)
Faegre & Benson
Minneapolis
Participating Offices: Denver; Minneapolis
Number of Respondents: 21 (95% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.204 (rank: 101)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.05 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.05 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.19 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.14 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.57 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 3.95 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.45 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.25 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.19 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.05 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.10 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 2.86 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.90 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.14 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.76 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.00 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.33 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.45 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.50 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.70 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.35 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 3.85 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 3.95 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.05 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.00 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.75 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.48 (4.58)
Fenwick & West
Mountain View, California
Participating Offices: Mountain View, CA; San Francisco; Seattle
Number of Respondents: 21 (78% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.534 (rank: 54)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.43 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.48 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.24 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.71 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.71 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 3.95 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.86 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.62 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.81 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.43 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.33 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.38 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.62 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.05 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.95 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.38 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.67 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.62 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.67 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.00 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.05 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.29 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.38 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.38 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.19 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.57 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.29 (4.58)
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Cambridge, MA; Palo Alto; Reston, VA; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 13 (65% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.666 (rank: 35)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.77 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.62 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.38 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.46 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.85 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.38 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.69 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.92 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.92 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.62 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.62 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.54 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.85 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.38 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.08 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.15 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.38 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.77 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.69 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.00 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.83 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.38 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.38 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.31 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.27 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.15 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.31 (4.58)
Fish & Richardson
National
Participating Offices: Boston; Dallas; Houston; Minneapolis; New York; Redwood City, CA; San Diego; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 10 (63% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.789 (rank: 20)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.90 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.70 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.60 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.70 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.90 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.50 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 5.00 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.90 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.90 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.70 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.60 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.30 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.10 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.70 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.10 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.80 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.30 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.90 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.80 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.70 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.60 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.80 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 5.00 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.90 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.60 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.80 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.70 (4.58)
Foley & Lardner
Milwaukee
Participating Offices: Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Los Angeles; Madison, WI; Milwaukee; New York; Orlando; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 24 (69% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.479 (rank: 71)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.50 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.63 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.29 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.38 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.67 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.08 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.38 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.50 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.42 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.46 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.21 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.88 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.42 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.61 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.25 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.25 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.63 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.46 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.83 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.58 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.29 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.71 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.17 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.21 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.54 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.71 (4.58)
Fox Rothschild
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Atlantic City, NJ; Exton, PA; Los Angeles; New York; Philadelphia; Princeton; Roseland, NJ; Stamford, CT; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 12 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.918 (rank: 7)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.83 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 5.00 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.92 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.92 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.92 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.83 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.92 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.92 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.83 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.83 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.08 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.67 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.83 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.42 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 5.00 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.67 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.83 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.83 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.58 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.58 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.92 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.83 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.83 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.92 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.92 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.92 (4.58)
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
New York
Participating Offices: New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 49 (88% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.561 (rank: 49)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.53 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.41 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.43 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.33 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.82 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.41 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.76 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.71 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.65 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.53 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.33 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.73 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.22 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.63 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.86 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.10 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.67 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.65 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.61 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.00 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.53 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.17 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.59 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.37 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.65 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.55 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.43 (4.58)
Fulbright & Jaworski
Houston
Participating Offices: Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; San Antonio
Number of Respondents: 32 (58% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.496 (rank: 63)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.47 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.41 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.38 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.50 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.66 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.25 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.47 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.63 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.69 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.53 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.50 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.31 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.97 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.47 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.53 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.47 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.06 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.74 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.72 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.38 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.91 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.34 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.42 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.31 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.69 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.94 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.22 (4.58)
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Los Angeles
Participating Offices: Dallas; Denver; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 92 (84% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.948 (rank: 3)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.90 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.95 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.89 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.91 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.99 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.96 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.98 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.97 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.98 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.93 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.89 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.41 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.76 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.85 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.86 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.78 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.86 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.96 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.98 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 5.00 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.87 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.96 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.98 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.88 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.86 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.91 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.92 (4.58)
Goodwin Procter
Boston
Participating Offices: Boston; Los Angeles; Menlo Park, CA; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 30 (75% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.729 (rank: 28)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.63 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.73 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.57 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.70 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.93 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.63 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.67 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.90 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.80 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.70 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.73 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.63 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.93 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.67 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.73 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.76 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.40 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.83 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.77 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.43 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.30 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.73 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.73 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.63 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.43 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.50 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.70 (4.58)
Haynes and Boone
Dallas
Participating Offices: Dallas; Forth Worth; Houston; Irvine, CA; Richardson, TX
Number of Respondents: 38 (88% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.501 (rank: 61)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.47 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.18 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.18 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.55 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.87 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.42 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.61 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.57 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.66 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.24 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.29 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.32 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.58 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.24 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.13 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.45 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.61 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.68 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.74 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.54 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.16 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.59 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.55 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.61 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.58 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.61 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.61 (4.58)
Hogan Lovells
National
Participating Offices: Baltimore; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; McLean, VA; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 53 (82% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.496 (rank: 63)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.45 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.25 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.23 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.43 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.87 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.23 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.62 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.64 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.74 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.49 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.34 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.19 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.81 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.36 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.68 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.31 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.25 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.79 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.77 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.15 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.92 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.42 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.08 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.45 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.32 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.42 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.25 (4.58)
Holland & Knight
National
Participating Offices: Boston; Chicago; Fort Lauderdale; Jacksonville; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Orlando; San Francisco; Tampa; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 21 (81% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.530 (rank: 56)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.43 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.43 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.43 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.62 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.57 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.10 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.62 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.71 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.86 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.29 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.38 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.33 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.67 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.57 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.48 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.62 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.10 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.90 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.80 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.05 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.10 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.05 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.57 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.52 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.95 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.48 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.62 (4.58)
Howrey
National
Participating Offices: Chicago; East Palo Alto, CA; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 15 (94% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.507 (rank: 60)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.33 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.20 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.60 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.40 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.60 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.36 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.53 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.87 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.67 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.27 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.40 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 2.73 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.93 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.53 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.93 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.40 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.40 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.87 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.93 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 2.93 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.27 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.43 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.27 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.47 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.27 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.47 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.33 (4.58)
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
New York
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 31 (94% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.694 (rank: 31)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.65 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.55 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.60 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.48 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.90 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.61 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.87 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.79 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.80 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.65 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.61 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.06 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.29 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.55 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.81 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.61 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.77 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.84 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.87 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.90 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.97 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.73 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.83 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.70 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.53 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.61 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.77 (4.58)
Irell & Manella
Los Angeles
Participating Offices: Los Angeles
Number of Respondents: 15 (54% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.317 (rank: 90)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.33 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.20 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 3.73 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 3.67 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.60 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.33 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.33 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.93 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.73 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.60 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.33 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.60 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.87 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.07 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.00 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.73 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.60 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.67 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.73 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.80 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.20 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.40 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.80 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 3.93 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.33 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.07 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.47 (4.58)
Jenner & Block
Chicago
Participating Offices: Chicago; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 19 (86% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.531 (rank: 55)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.58 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.74 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.21 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.16 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.79 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.11 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.74 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.71 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.74 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.37 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.58 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 2.79 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.37 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.53 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.89 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.37 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.47 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.89 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.74 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.94 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 2.89 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.32 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.63 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.21 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.32 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.53 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.89 (4.58)
Jones Day
National
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; Dallas; Houston; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; Pittsburgh; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 97 (83% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.494 (rank: 66)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.37 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.22 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.32 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.41 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.73 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.44 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.60 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.72 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.64 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.40 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.41 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.43 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.07 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.41 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.32 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.07 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.12 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.64 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.67 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 2.49 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 2.88 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.71 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.59 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.26 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.41 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.59 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.66 (4.58)
K&L Gates
National
Participating Offices: Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Pittsburgh; Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 23 (68% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.528 (rank: 57)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.35 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.30 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.23 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.48 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.87 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.17 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.74 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.83 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.78 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.61 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.57 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.22 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.74 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.52 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.09 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.95 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.36 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.74 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.70 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.23 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.17 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.23 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.35 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.22 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.30 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.35 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.48 (4.58)
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 20 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.833 (rank: 15)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.65 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.85 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.65 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.80 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.90 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.80 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.90 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.95 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.75 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.75 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.35 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.55 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.95 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.79 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.00 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.90 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.85 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.50 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.65 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.75 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.75 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.68 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.68 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 1.65 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.35 (4.58)
Kaye Scholer
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 11 (73% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.243 (rank: 99)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.00 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.18 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 3.73 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.18 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.64 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 3.82 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.45 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.64 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.55 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.64 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.45 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.09 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.55 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.09 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.55 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.55 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.00 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.73 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.45 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 2.36 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 2.09 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 3.18 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.27 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 3.91 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.27 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.45 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 3.91 (4.58)
Kelley Drye & Warren
New York
Participating Offices: New York; Stamford, CT; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 10 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.656 (rank: 36)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.50 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.60 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.50 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.50 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.90 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.50 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.80 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.90 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.70 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.10 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.90 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.50 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.90 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.20 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.20 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.20 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.40 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.70 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.60 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.70 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.70 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.10 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.80 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.70 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.50 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.10 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.30 (4.58)
King & Spalding
Atlanta
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Houston; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 15 (79% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.674 (rank: 34)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.33 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.47 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.47 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.60 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 5.00 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.87 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 5.00 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.60 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.73 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.60 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.20 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.47 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.07 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.60 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.67 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.33 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.07 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.93 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.87 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.57 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.60 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.80 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.87 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.67 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.87 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.40 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.80 (4.58)
Kirkland & Ellis
National
Participating Offices: Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 54 (78% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.554 (rank: 50)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.46 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.76 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.50 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.17 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.80 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.35 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.69 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.69 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.57 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.68 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.55 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.68 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 3.94 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.21 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.79 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 3.57 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.09 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.67 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.57 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 3.09 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.11 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.37 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.28 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 3.39 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.06 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 2.85 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.65 (4.58)
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 17 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.601 (rank: 42)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 101 firms.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work was: 4.65 (4.52)
  • How much "real" work was assigned: 4.59 (4.48)
  • Training and guidance: 4.18 (4.41)
  • Partner-summer associate interactions: 4.35 (4.48)
  • Full-time associate-summer associate interactions: 4.71 (4.80)
  • How well firm communicates its goal and expectations: 4.41 (4.42)
  • How accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.76 (4.70)
  • Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.88 (4.73)
More about the work:
  • Amount of work: 4.71 (4.50)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.71 (4.48)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.71 (3.62)
  • Amount of feedback: 4.00 (4.03)
  • Opportunities for mentoring: 4.35 (4.42)
  • Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.88 (4.50)
What the firm's culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described their firms or their experiences, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree.")
  • Family-friendly: 4.82 (4.36)
  • Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.71 (4.40)
  • Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.75 (4.76)
  • Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.76 (4.74)
  • Financial information is made available: 4.06 (3.86)
  • Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.76 (3.68)
  • Got a sense of the firm's mission: 4.29 (4.44)
  • Firm seemed the right size: 4.53 (4.57)
  • Humane approach to billable hours: 4.71 (4.40)
  • Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.29 (4.30)
  • Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.06 (3.42)
  • Pleasant space and décor: 4.76 (4.58)

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