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Morgan Lewis & Bockius

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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2019)
"Pragmatic, but with a little eccentricity."
7.9 / 10
Formal Training
7.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
7.2 / 10
9.0 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
9.6 / 10


  • The firm is welcoming and does not feel hierarchical.
  • Managers are good at providing feedback and informal training.
  • The remuneration is seen as being very good.
  • A lot of pro bono work is offered and it counts towards billable hours.


  • Some departments require long hours that can be challenging.
  • While people do socialise outside of the office, events are rarely organised by the firm.
  • There is not a lot of structured formal training.
  • Some admin processes can be long and lack transparency.

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