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."
  • 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.
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

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..."

"We receive departmental trainee-specific training, as well as departmental training..."

"There is a 'formal' mentoring programme with partners, which is incredibly useful...."

"Great location (Blackfriars) and strange but lovely buildings. We now have some floors..."

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

"Pay is great, as are the healthy bonuses."

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

"Why law and Gibson Dunn? What extracurricular activities did I get involved in at..."

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

"There are some new but very successful initiatives in place that trainees and associates..."

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

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

"The high level of responsibility you are given from the very beginning of your c..."

"Late nights and cancelling plans due to work."

"A highly competitive salary, good-quality work and the culture. The firm's presence..."

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

"Lord Charles Falconer is a partner here."

"Ambitious. Exciting. Friendly."

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