Get the inside buzz from graduates at Gibson Dunn

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"A dynamic place to work with a culture of freedom."
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...



"Senior lawyers are always willing to help and provide guidance."



"Excellent pay."


"Could be better, not a great effort on recycling (paper or food)."





"Really good so far."

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

"Ambitious. Exciting. Friendly."

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