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."
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
 
 

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

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