Get the inside buzz from graduates at Gibson Dunn

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Great expanding firm with very impressive and friendly attorneys."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.3 / 10
8.1 / 10
9.3 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
9.2 / 10


  • The entrepreneurial culture gives trainees the means and responsibility to build relationships with clients early on.
  • There’s an open-door policy and many partners are very active regarding informal training and mentoring.
  • While the hours can be long, a degree of flexibility is allowed to trainees.
  • Trainees have found remuneration to be very satisfactory and toward the top of US firms.


  • The wide variety of work can make it difficult to predict your workload.
  • The flat hierarchy may confuse some trainees when they first start.
  • Trainees felt that there was very little attention paid to recycling and other environmental concerns.
  • The firm has only recently started taking on trainees so are still developing their training contract.

What insiders say about...

"There are several rounds of interviews with partners and associates from both the..."

"It's been full of low-key but relaxed and fun social events. The softball team is..."

"Dedicated training programmes that everyone is encouraged to attend."

"Certain associates and partners are particularly helpful at giving constructive feedback..."

"The firm has just been entirely refurbished. The office space is great and nicely..."

"Long hours are to be expected at any City law firm. I have been very lucky with my..."

"I am happy with the trainee pay and understand that the associate pay is very co..."

"A $1,000 marketing budget that allows us to start building up potential client contacts..."

"I was asked about my career experience to date as well as volunteer projects I'd..."

"I don't feel that this is a priority for the firm."

"The firm strongly promotes diversity. We have a very important diversity committee..."

"I have a high level of responsibility with regular client contact. I really feel..."

"Pro bono hours are counted at the same value as chargeable hours. Many projects come..."

"The time taken over my professional development and the highly specialised train..."

"The hours (they're not too bad but are pretty standard for law)."

"The generalist nature of the firm. You are trained to be a great lawyer here and..."

"This is the first intake of trainees, so it's hard to know."

"Trainees get to go on the retreats to the US."

"A dynamic place to work with a culture of freedom."

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