Get the inside buzz from graduates at Gibson Dunn

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Elite, excellent and exciting."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.3 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
9.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The first interview was with HR and one partner. The second interview was with partners..."

"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 offices are modern but maintain a bit of the old-school charm. Dress code is..."

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

"Excellent pay."

"We have a buddy budget, which is quite large and allows us to go out for a series..."

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

"Recycling and paper wastage could be much improved."

"Not only are there diversity committees, but the partners actively encourage new..."

"I largely have a great time at work. You receive quality work and your output is..."

"Pro bono is a big part of the culture and there is an expectation that everyone gets..."

"A great working environment. We get to work on market leading deals and receive top..."

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

"Meeting the firm for the first time at a CV workshop at my university. The people..."

"Really good so far."

"Lord Charles Falconer is a partner here."

"Ambitious. Exciting. Friendly."

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