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Allen & Overy International (London) Participating offices: London, New York Number of respondents: 21 National score: 4.19 (rank: 114th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.2 (rank: 112th) � Interest level of the work: 3.5 (123) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.9 (106) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.1 (116) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.1 (116) Average hours worked per week: 44.9 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 54 (29 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.6 (rank: 33) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 95.2 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 71.4 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How friendly every single person at the firm was. Everyone was treated equally, from the janitors to the partners. They were not treated like nameless, faceless workhorses. Their favorite social outing: Opera at Hampton Court Palace What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Listen to associates about the kind of work they want to do. This place is full of unbelievable opportunities. Alston & Bird Atlanta Participating offices: Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Raleigh, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 46 National score: 4.73 (rank: 7th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.8 (rank: 5th) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.6 (11) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.9 (1) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.6 (4) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 44.0 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 23 (120 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 95.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 97.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: That it’s really as good as friends who had clerked here told me it would be. You can practice here at the highest level and maintain your sanity. Their favorite social outing: Weekend beach retreat at Destin, Florida. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thank you for a great summer! Make sure you maintain the A&B culture as the firm grows; it will make your associates happy, productive people. Altheimer & Gray International (Chicago) Participating offices: Chicago Number of respondents: 13th National score: 4.37 (rank: 92nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 46.9 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (3 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 92.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 76.9 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 84.6 percent What they said surprised them the most: The difficult and real projects assigned to summer associates. The level of confidence attorneys have in summers. Their favorite social outing: Volunteering with Chicago Cares. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thank you for the experience. Hi, I don’t think we’ve met. My name is … Andrews & Kurth Houston Participating offices: Dallas, Houston, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 26 National score: 4.06 (rank: 121st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.1 (rank: 120th) � Interest level of the work: 3.9 (116) � Training and guidance: 3.6 (120) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.1 (113th) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.7 (119) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.0 (120) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.0 (120) Average hours worked per week: 40.3 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 71 (19 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 80.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 69.2 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.3 percent What they said surprised them the most: There was not too much pressure. The nervousness over offers. Their favorite social outing: The ladies’ fishing trips. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Make us feel more relaxed, less insecure. Expand the schools from which you recruit. Arnold & Porter Washington, D.C. Participating offices: Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 29 National score: 4.52 (rank: 41st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 45.6 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 13th (232 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.7 (rank: 27) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 89.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The people here were warm and collegial. They seem to enjoy their jobs. The work had real substantive value. Their favorite social outing: Potomac cruise. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work. You made all the summers feel at home from day one. Baker & Daniels Indianapolis Participating offices: Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, South Bend Number of respondents: 16 National score: 4.60 (rank: 19th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.6 (11) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.6 (4) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 46.0 Salary range: $1,300 to $1,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 89 (13th of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.6 (rank: 33) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 87.5 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: The substantial and interesting projects. The lack of competition among the attorneys. Their favorite social outing: The dinners at attorneys’ homes. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Bravo! You are leading the firm well. A great job of recruiting a diverse class in terms of ethnicity, interests, schools, and personality. Baker & Hostetler Cleveland Participating offices: Cleveland, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.56 (rank: 28th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 49.8 Salary range: $1,500 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 70 (20 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 90.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How much work it would be. The amount of time devoted to billing and the emphasis on recording hours. Their favorite social outing: Dinners at attorneys’ homes. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thank you for the opportunity to learn. Baker Botts Houston Participating offices: Dallas, Houston, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 55 National score: 4.32 (rank: 102nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.2 (114) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.2 (114) Average hours worked per week: 41.0 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 19 (151 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.4 (rank: 53) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 60.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 89.1 percent What they said surprised them the most: The fun! How much I liked it (after hearing big-firm horror stories). Variety of personalities; down to earth. Their favorite social outing: The Mad Potter. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: I really enjoyed the program at this place. Put more emphasis on diversity. Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Philadelphia Participating offices: Philadelphia Number of respondents: 24 National score: 4.53 (rank: 38th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 44.5 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 48 (33 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 95.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 95.8 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 91.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: That people spent time explaining projects. Real case work kept me interested. Their favorite social outing: Boathouse Row Prediction Run and BBQ. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Continue the firm’s commitment to the community. Have partners talk to summer associates more. Barnes & Thornburg Indianapolis Participating offices: Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, South Bend Number of respondents: 16 National score: 4.42 (rank: 71st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 43.3 Salary range: $1,300 to $1,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (8 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 93.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 81.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: How much I don’t know-there is a lot of law out there. I really worked. Their favorite social outing: The ‘bonding’ dinner. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks for a realistic view of what it would be like to work here. Thank you for spending so much time and money on the program. Bell, Boyd & Lloyd Chicago Participating offices: Chicago Number of respondents: 20 National score: 4.56 (rank: 28th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.6 (5) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 43.0 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (2 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.1 (rank: 92) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 85.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 70.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 70.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The friendly, laid-back culture. The high quality of assignments. Their favorite social outing: Karaoke night. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Don’t overhire; if you give too many offers for summer jobs, be honest about it. You have the greatest associates. Bingham McCutchen* San Francisco Participating offices: Palo Alto, San Francisco Number of respondents: 14 National score: 4.48 (rank: 53rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 37.9 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (8 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.6 (rank: 33) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 92.9 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That the people were actually nice and welcoming. Their favorite social outing: Trip to Santa Cruz. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: You are a great role model. Make sure the merged firm retains its programs. * The survey was conducted as Bingham Dana and McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enerson were merging. Though both participated in the survey only McCutchen had enough responses to be eligible for the national rankings. Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin Kansas City, Missouri Participating offices: Kansas City, Missouri, Omaha, Springfield, St. Louis Number of respondents: 14 National score: 4.48 (rank: 53rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 45.6 Salary range: $1,000 to $1,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (2 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 92.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 71.4 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 85.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: How good the people were. Family-oriented members who want you to succeed. Their favorite social outing: Golf scramble. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: The balance between working with partners and associates was wonderful. Smile more often. Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley Philadelphia Participating offices: Philadelphia Number of respondents: 14 National score: 4.80 (rank: 1st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 5.0 (rank: 1st) � Interest level of the work: 4.9 (1) � Training and guidance: 4.7 (5) � Treatment by partners: 4.9 (2) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.9 (1) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 48.4 Salary range: $1,000 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 74 (17 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.9 (rank: 8) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 85.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How accessible everyone was. Liking my colleagues and the young associates a lot. The amount and quality of the work. Their favorite social outing: Private tour of the West Wing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work. I commend you on creating a feeling of pride among firm workers. Thank you for a great summer! Bryan Cave National (St. Louis) Participating offices: Kansas City, Phoenix, Santa Monica, St. Louis Number of respondents: 15 National score: 4.22 (rank: 113th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.1 (113th) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.8 (111) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 43.9 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 95 (10 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.6 (rank: 33) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 80.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 73.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The gossip. The politics. The high quality of assignments. Their favorite social outing: Weekend getaways. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: You name it, we saw it. You have a great firm, but there is a lack of diversity. Bryan Cave/Robinson Silverman* New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.51 (rank: 43rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 5.0 (1) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.9 (1) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 40.0 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (2 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 70.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: I actually liked and respected the attorneys I worked with. The degree to which the work I did was used by the firm. Their favorite social outing: Outing at a country club. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Robinson seems to really balance work and home life well. Make sure the merger doesn’t change that. *Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn & Berman merged with Bryan Cave during the time the survey was conducted. Each firm participated in the survey separately. The firm is known as Bryan Cave, except in New York where it is known as Bryan Cave/Robinson Silverman. Buchanan Ingersoll Pittsburgh Participating offices: Harrisburg, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Number of respondents: 18 National score: 3.91 (rank: 123rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 3.8 (rank: 123rd) � Interest level of the work: 3.6 (121) � Training and guidance: 3.8 (112) � Treatment by partners: 4.1 (121) � Treatment by associates: 4.2 (123) � Atmosphere at the firm: 3.8 (123) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 3.9 (121) � Overall rating as a place to work: 3.9 (121) Average hours worked per week: 48.3 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (7 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.7 (rank: 118) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 72.2 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 66.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 72.2 percent What they said surprised them the most: The billable hours. We were treated just like associates. How different it is from law school. Their favorite social outing: Luxury box for Pittsburgh Pirates game. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Make a concerted effort to diversify the associate body. Hire associates with better interpersonal skills. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft New York Participating offices: Charlotte, New York Number of respondents: 72 National score: 4.49 (rank: 51st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.5 (19) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.4 (28) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 45.4 Salary range: $2,000 to $3,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 42 (49 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 97.2 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.1 percent What they said surprised them the most: How happy the people were working at such a busy law firm. The work was more interesting than I expected. How hard the attorneys worked. Their favorite social outing: Team-building event at Chelsea piers. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: You run a fantastic summer program. Assure the summers they will not be laid off. Cahill Gordon & Reindel New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 23 National score: 4.44 (rank: 66th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 3.8 (112) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 43.4 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (6 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 87.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 39.1 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 95.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: The quantity and complexity of the work. The amount that gets done here-very efficient. Their favorite social outing: Fishing trip off Long Island Sound. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: I’m very impressed with the firm and my experience here. Tell us more about the ‘Cahill way of doing things.’ Chadbourne & Parke New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 15 National score: 4.57 (rank: 26th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.6 (11) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 41.7 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (5 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 93.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The large amount of work I was given. Their favorite social outing: Wine tasting. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Assign partner-mentors. Have more training-working lunches. Chapman and Cutler Chicago Participating offices: Chicago Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.51 (rank: 43rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.5 (19) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.4 (28) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 41.3 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (0 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 60.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 90.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The laid-back professionals. Relaxed atmosphere. The people were so nice and unintimidating. Their favorite social outing: Cubs rooftop outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thank you for paying us so well this summer. You seem to be doing OK without my advice. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton New York Participating offices: New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 50 National score: 4.53 (rank: 38th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 44.2 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 9 (288 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.9 (rank: 8) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 94.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 98.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The interesting work. I actually enjoyed it. The responsibility given to associates. Less bureaucracy than expected. Their favorite social outing: Theater Night. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Make the partners get more involved with summers’ work. The progam was appropriately balanced between work and social events. Clifford Chance International (London) Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 25 National score: 4.42 (rank: 71st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.0 (110) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.0 (98) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 45.8 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 41 (50 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 76.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 60.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 88.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The variety of work. The fluctuation in workload. How pleasant everyone is. Their favorite social outing: Weekend in the Hamptons. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Improve the assignment system. Lower the billable hours requirement. Cooley Godward Palo Alto Participating offices: Broomfield, Palo Alto, Reston, San Diego, San Francisco Number of respondents: 33 National score: 4.60 (rank: 19th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.6 (11) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.6 (4) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 45.0 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 62 (24 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.4 (rank: 53) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 93.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 84.9 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 97.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The open-door policy of partners and associates. The collegiality. Less pressure than expected. Their favorite social outing: Weekend at Seascape resort. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Great job of hiring people who work well together and treat each other with respect. You need more diversity. Coudert Brothers International (New York) Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 13th National score: 3.93 (rank: 122nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.2 (rank: 112th) � Interest level of the work: 3.8 (118) � Training and guidance: 3.4 (123) � Treatment by partners: 4.2 (116) � Treatment by associates: 4.3 (121) � Atmosphere at the firm: 3.9 (122) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.8 (111) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 3.9 (121) � Overall rating as a place to work: 3.9 (121) Average hours worked per week: 47.2 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (7 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.3 (rank: 123) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 69.2 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 69.2 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 69.2 percent What they said surprised them the most: The amount of new materials and skills that were processed in such a short time. There was actually work for summers. Their favorite social outing: Boat cruise around New York City. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Allow for more flexible work arrangements. Thanks for a great summer. Covington & Burling Washington, D.C. Participating offices: Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 23 National score: 4.53 (rank: 38th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.4 (28) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 42.6 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 8 (292 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 5.0 (rank: 1) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 87.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 95.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: Helpful and available partners. Way too many social events. The old-boys’ atmosphere. Their favorite social outing: The canoe trip and the golf outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Give us more feedback on job prospects. Stay the course. Cravath, Swaine & Moore New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 47 National score: 4.39 (rank: 86th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.1 (113th) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 53.5 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 1 (1,512 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 5.0 (rank: 1) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 89.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 57.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 95.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: It was more collegial than I expected. Genuinely nice and helpful people. I’ve been treated like a real lawyer. Their favorite social outing: Firm outing at a country club. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Continue doing what you and your colleagues think is the right thing to do. Well done. Davis Polk & Wardwell New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 36 National score: 4.66 (rank: 13th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.5 (19) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.6 (4) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 46.6 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 5 (628 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 5.0 (rank: 1) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The good balance between interesting work and normal colleagues. How seriously the summers took their work. Their favorite social outing: Meet the Mets at Shea Stadium. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks for placing long-term stability above huge bonuses. You need better communication between partners/associates and summers. Debevoise & Plimpton New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 49 National score: 4.29 (rank: 106th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.6 (120) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 42.4 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 34 (79 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.6 (rank: 33) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 83.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 71.4 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 91.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: In reality, it was a job with some perks (not a big party). The wining and dining was not as annoying as I thought it would be. Their favorite social outing: Shakespeare in the Park. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Encourage a bit more social interaction with partners. Why so many summers when the firm has only 500 attorneys? Dechert National (Philadelphia) Participating offices: Boston, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Princeton, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 32 National score: 4.38 (rank: 90th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 3.9 (106) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 42.6 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 32 (86 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.4 (rank: 53) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 96.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 71.9 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: The fact that we were actually expected to work. Real legal work. Their favorite social outing: Trip to London. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Encourage more collegiality. The technology needs improvement. Thank you for a good summer. Dewey Ballantine New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 39 National score: 4.42 (rank: 71st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 3.9 (116) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 43.2 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 57 (27 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 92.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 97.4 percent What they said surprised them the most: The extent to which summers were brought into the fold. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Their favorite social outing: Shakespeare in the Park. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Improve the technology. Keep the same people in charge of the summer program. Thanks for a great summer. Duane Morris National (Philadelphia) Participating offices: Philadelphia Number of respondents: 14 National score: 4.58 (rank: 24th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.9 (106) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.9 (1) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.9 (1) Average hours worked per week: 50.8 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (9 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.1 (rank: 92) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 50.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.9 percent What they said surprised them the most: How much responsibility I was given. How much money the firm can afford to spend on us. The absurdity of it all. Their favorite social outing: Golf outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: This was a great environment in which to work. Take the emphasis off billables. Dykema Gossett Detroit Participating offices: Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing Number of respondents: 17 National score: 4.27 (rank: 109th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.1 (88) � Treatment by partners: 4.2 (116) � Treatment by associates: 4.3 (121) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.2 (106) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 43.9 Salary range: $1,000 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (2 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 76.5 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 76.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 70.6 percent What they said surprised them the most: How rewarding it is to finally be working with professionals. The way my opinion was respected. Their favorite social outing: Golf outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks for the opportunity. Earlier evaluations would be helpful. Edwards & Angell Providence Participating offices: Boston, Hartford, Palm Beach, Providence Number of respondents: 11 National score: 4.40 (rank: 79th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 3.8 (112) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 49.7 Salary range: $1,500 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (1 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 45.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 81.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: The amount of work. Little contact with others. Some excellent teachers/mentors. Their favorite social outing: Red Sox game. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep your associates happy. Thanks! Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow Garrett & Dunner Washington, D.C. Participating offices: Palo Alto, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.76 (rank: 5th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.9 (rank: 2nd) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 5.0 (1) � Treatment by partners: 5.0 (1) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.7 (2) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 44.1 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 66 (22 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 90.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The high quality of projects given to me. The amount of resources available. The time-keeping. Their favorite social outing: White-water river rafting. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Hire me. I’ll make you money. Fish & Neave New York Participating offices: New York, Palo Alto Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.51 (rank: 43rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.1 (88) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 41.0 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 54 (29 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 60.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 90.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: Their desire to have summers attending depositions and hearings. Their favorite social outing: Cooking school. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks. Fish & Richardson National (Boston) Participating offices: Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., Wilmington Number of respondents: 17 National score: 4.50 (rank: 48th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.1 (88) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.8 (111) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 42.5 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 57 (27 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 70.6 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The hands-on experience. The amount of independence of summers. The inmates really do run the asylum. An interesting mix of people. Their favorite social outing: Weekend at golf and tennis resort. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Whatever you and your partners have done to make this firm what it is, keep it up. Foley & Lardner Milwaukee Participating offices: Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Orlando, San Francisco, Tampa, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 59 National score: 4.34 (rank: 99th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 44.2 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 50 (31 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 89.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 91.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 96.6 percent What they said surprised them the most: How tired I was at the end of the day. It was friendlier than I expected. Being a cog in the machine. Their favorite social outing: Miniature golf inside the office. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks for the opportunity. There was no sugarcoating or pulled punches. Do something about retention. Foley Hoag Boston Participating offices: Boston Number of respondents: 26 National score: 4.38 (rank: 90th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.2 (rank: 112th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.1 (88) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.8 (111) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 47.4 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 89 (13th of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 96.2 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 88.5 percent What they said surprised them the most: You get used to having money really quickly. How helpful my mentor was. The stress level. Their favorite social outing: Schooner trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: The summer program was superb. Keep up the good work. How are we evaluated? Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel Philadelphia Participating offices: Philadelphia Number of respondents: 12 National score: 4.51 (rank: 43rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.6 (5) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.4 (28) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 48.0 Salary range: $1,500 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (1 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 75.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 75.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The lawyers treat you as an equal. The partners actually wanted to meet me and get to know me. Their favorite social outing: Sailing trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: You need more diversity and women partners. Thank you for a great summer. Fredrikson & Byron Minneapolis Participating offices: Minneapolis Number of respondents: 12 National score: 4.62 (rank: 15th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 39.5 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (1 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 83.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 75.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 91.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: How relaxed and friendly most people are. The billable hours-how hard it was to structure your day around them. Their favorite social outing: Retreat at Minnesuing Acres. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks! Hire me! Give more feedback. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson New York Participating offices: New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 45 National score: 4.40 (rank: 79th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.3 (110) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 44.8 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 69 (21 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 97.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 84.4 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 97.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: Lots of food and little work. The emphasis on hierarchy. Not as many people seemed as miserable as I expected. Their favorite social outing: Cooking school. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Nice to meet you. Some of the work was assigned disproportionately. Give more feedback. Fulbright & Jaworski Houston Participating offices: Austin, Houston, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 39 National score: 4.37 (rank: 92nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.1 (88) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 46.5 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 27 (91 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 97.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 79.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 87.2 percent What they said surprised them the most: How much everyone works together. The level of work-they asked us to do some pretty hard projects. Their favorite social outing: Weekend retreat. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Get to know the clerks better. Good job, keep it up. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Los Angeles Participating offices: Dallas, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 97 National score: 4.57 (rank: 26th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.6 (4) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 42.3 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 15 (167 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.9 (rank: 8) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 91.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 62.9 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: The amount of responsibility I was given. The emphasis on work. Interesting, fun people. Their favorite social outing: Los Angeles weekend trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people. Diversity in hiring is important. Goodwin Procter Boston Participating offices: Boston Number of respondents: 25 National score: 4.72 (rank: 9th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.8 (rank: 5th) � Interest level of the work: 4.6 (5) � Training and guidance: 4.6 (11) � Treatment by partners: 4.9 (2) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 43.9 Salary range: $2,300 to over $3,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 50 (31 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.7 (rank: 27) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 96.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 80.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That people here found time to enjoy life. Genuinely nice people. I was very busy. Their favorite social outing: Lasertag game. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Making offers to us before we left was a great idea. Continue minority recruitment and retention. Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich Palo Alto Participating offices: Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle Number of respondents: 20 National score: 4.43 (rank: 69th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 3.9 (106) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 42.6 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 74 (17 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 95.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 75.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 90.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How hard people worked and played. The kindness and willingness of everyone to help. The degree of independence. Their favorite social outing: White-water rafting. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Loved my experience here. Are there going to be more layoffs? Hale and Dorr Boston Participating offices: Boston, New York Number of respondents: 28 National score: 4.61 (rank: 17th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.7 (5) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 46.0 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 17 (160 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 96.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 89.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 96.4 percent What they said surprised them the most: How eager the attorneys were to talk to us and answer our questions. The amazing work atmosphere. Their favorite social outing: Mount Washington hike. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: The firm is excellently managed. Mentoring is essential. Haynes and Boone Dallas Participating offices: Dallas, Houston Number of respondents: 18 National score: 4.54 (rank: 34th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.5 (19) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 46.7 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (0 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.1 (rank: 92) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 83.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 94.4 percent What they said surprised them the most: The way the failing economy seemed to be a nonissue. The approachability of attorneys. Their favorite social outing: Casino party. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: I feel good about the way management runs the firm. Good job! Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe San Francisco Participating offices: Los Angeles, Menlo Park, San Diego, San Francisco Number of respondents: 21 National score: 4.47 (rank: 58th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 46.1 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 60 (26 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.5 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 81.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 95.2 percent What they said surprised them the most: That there was more work than expected. The down-to earth people. The high-quality work. Their favorite social outing: Trip to Yosemite. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work! Hogan & Hartson Washington, D.C. Participating offices: Baltimore, Denver, McLean, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 35 National score: 4.55 (rank: 32nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 44.5 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 35 (78 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 97.1 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 97.1 percent What they said surprised them the most: That they didn’t expect summers to be given such a high degree of independence and such interesting and important work. The variety of projects. Their favorite social outing: Trip to island in Chesapeake Bay. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: This firm has a very special culture. Give more information to summers about what is expected, before the summer starts. Holland & Knight National (Miami) Participating offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, McLean, Miami, San Antonio, Tampa, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 28 National score: 4.36 (rank: 96th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.2 (rank: 112th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.3 (110) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 44.9 Salary range: $1,000 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 54 (29 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.0 (rank: 100) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 92.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 89.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That the work I did was vital to ongoing cases. The accessible partners. The organization that went into giving assignments. Their favorite social outing: Dinner at a partner’s home. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work. Solicit more input from associates. Howrey Simon Arnold & White Washington, D.C. Participating offices: Houston, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 16 National score: 4.49 (rank: 51st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.7 (3) � Training and guidance: 4.5 (19) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 47.13th Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (8 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.4 (rank: 53) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 93.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 87.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The complexity of the cases. People were more fun than I expected. The intensity of work. Their favorite social outing: Scavenger hunt. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Increase diversity. Increase the fantastic recruiting and training program. Hughes & Luce Dallas Participating offices: Dallas Number of respondents: 21 National score: 4.60 (rank: 19th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 5.0 (1) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.9 (1) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 42.7 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (5 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 90.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How much money is spent on summer associates. That I actually enjoyed this firm, though it kept me working harder than others. Their favorite social outing: Battle of the bands. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep things the way they are-great! Hughes Hubbard & Reed New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 17 National score: 4.60 (rank: 19th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.6 (11) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 44.7 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (0 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 82.4 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How much work there was. The difficulty of assignments. How much I learned personally and professionally. Their favorite social outing: Boat cruise around Manhattan. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Don’t lose what makes you unique. Trial advocacy program rocks! Hunton & Williams Richmond Participating offices: Atlanta, Dallas, McLean, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.32 (rank: 102nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.5 (121) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.3 (107) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.3 (107) Average hours worked per week: 45.9 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 78 (16 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.1 (rank: 92) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 70.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 80.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That the lawyers were not human billing machines. Laid-back associates. Their favorite social outing: Miami retreat. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep doing what you are doing. Focus on business development in some of the smaller offices. Irell & Manella Los Angeles Participating offices: Los Angeles Number of respondents: 12 National score: 4.42 (rank: 71st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 39.2 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 45 (36 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 5.0 (rank: 1) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 91.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 66.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The people were nicer and more functional than I expected. I enjoyed my summer colleagues. Their favorite social outing: Trip to Mammoth. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: You’re doing a great job. What steps are being taken to increase diversity? Jackson Walker Dallas Participating offices: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth Number of respondents: 20 National score: 4.12 (rank: 119th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.2 (rank: 112th) � Interest level of the work: 3.7 (120) � Training and guidance: 3.9 (106) � Treatment by partners: 4.3 (110) � Treatment by associates: 4.4 (117) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.2 (106) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.9 (106) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.3 (107) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.3 (107) Average hours worked per week: 43.0 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (4 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.7 (rank: 118) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 95.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 75.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 80.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That the atmosphere was informal. How un-busy I was; it was difficult to get assignments. Relaxed environment. Their favorite social outing: Water skiing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks for giving me a chance. We needed more information. Jenner & Block Chicago Participating offices: Chicago Number of respondents: 40 National score: 4.10 (rank: 120th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.0 (rank: 112nd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 3.7 (119) � Treatment by partners: 4.2 (116) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.1 (113th) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.8 (111) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.2 (114) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.2 (114) Average hours worked per week: 44.6 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 38 (60 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.6 (rank: 33) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 80.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 87.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 90.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: For a big firm, the genuine interest in summer associates. Expected to have to work for at least one jerk and that never happened. How much independence lawyers have with their day. Their favorite social outing: Trip to Cook County Food Depository. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep focusing on the quality of life. Tell some of the reviewing associates to lighten up. Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue National (Cleveland) Participating offices: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 100 National score: 4.48 (rank: 53rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 45.2 Salary range: $1,300 to over $3,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 10 (284 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.6 (rank: 33) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 70.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 94.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: It was less stuffy than expected. The attorneys have time for family. Every person, from partners to staff, was friendly and helpful. The challenging work. The lack of corporate projects. Their favorite social outing: Dinner-dance at Chelsea Piers. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Continue to seek out associates from nontraditional backgrounds. The firm is not snobby; keep it that way. Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carr�re & Denegre New Orleans Participating offices: Baton Rouge, New Orleans Number of respondents: 27 National score: 4.60 (rank: 19th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.6 (4) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 38.4 Salary range: $1,000 to $1,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (3 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 85.2 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 81.5 percent What they said surprised them the most: That they were worried about making me happy. How much I liked the work. The relaxed and unpretentious place. Their favorite social outing: Fishing trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Help us understand how we are evaluated. Can I be a clerk all year long? Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman Chicago Participating offices: Chicago, New York Number of respondents: 20 National score: 4.45 (rank: 64th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.1 (88) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 47.3 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (6 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 95.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 50.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 95.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The tremendous amount of responsibility given to summers. The meaningful work. Their favorite social outing: Scavenger hunt. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: I had a great summer. Make offers earlier than second week of September. Kaye Scholer New York Participating offices: Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 27 National score: 4.39 (rank: 86th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.0 (110) � Training and guidance: 3.9 (106) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 43.6 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (7 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.0 (rank: 100) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 88.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 88.9 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.6 percent What they said surprised them the most: The relaxed atmosphere and lack of hierarchy. I was surprised to receive ‘real’ assignments. Their favorite social outing: Central Park Zoo outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Rotations might be helpful. Continue to keep Kaye Scholer a laid-back, cheery place. Kilpatrick Stockton Atlanta Participating offices: Atlanta Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.24 (rank: 110th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.2 (rank: 112th) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.1 (88) � Treatment by partners: 4.3 (110) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.0 (121) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.3 (107) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.3 (107) Average hours worked per week: 42.3 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 57 (27 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 80.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 80.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The intensity of associates. How hard it was to bill 7.5 hours a day. The down-to-earth people. Their favorite social outing: Associates Weekend. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Great summer program. Hire people from a more national law school base. King & Spalding Atlanta Participating offices: Atlanta, Houston, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 76 National score: 4.34 (rank: 99th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 45.3 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 20 (147 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.6 (rank: 33) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 92.1 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 76.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 89.5 percent What they said surprised them the most: The work was intellectually challenging. The associates were not as uptight as rumored. ‘Sweatshop’ rumors were inaccurate. Extremely friendly partners and associates. Their favorite social outing: Beach trip to Destin, Florida. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: More casual dress. Keep up the good work. Summers need more feedback. Kirkland & Ellis Chicago Participating offices: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 46 National score: 4.52 (rank: 41st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.6 (11) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 42.4 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 6 (347 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.9 (rank: 8) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 87.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 47.8 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 89.1 percent What they said surprised them the most: Real projects and supportive attorneys. Degree of job satisfaction. The overall politeness. Their favorite social outing: Boat cruise on Lake Michigan. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Continue with your good treatment of summer and young associates. Fix the d�cor. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart National (Pittsburgh) Participating offices: Boston, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 24 National score: 4.42 (rank: 71st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 46.9 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 83 (15 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 95.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 91.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: That I was treated as an equal. No face time. It was not as stressful as I expected. Their favorite social outing: Bowling. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good conservative spending policies. A lot of fantastic summer associates work here. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 12 National score: 4.62 (rank: 15th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.5 (19) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.9 (1) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 37.9 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (2 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 91.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 83.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How decent, interesting, and friendly lawyers can be. The relaxed and cooperative atmosphere. I actually liked it. Their favorite social outing: Boat cruise around Manhattan. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work. More diversity wouldn’t hurt the firm. Latham & Watkins National (Los Angeles) Participating offices: Chicago, Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Newark, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 68 National score: 4.46 (rank: 62nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.0 (110) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 42.9 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 7 (322 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 86.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 86.8 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 97.1 percent What they said surprised them the most: How hard it is to make billable hours. That the partners treated us as equals. Their favorite social outing: Trip to San Diego. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Provide more attorney guidance for summers. Continue the policy of openness. LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae National (New York) Participating offices: Hartford, Jacksonville, Newark, New York, Salt Lake City Number of respondents: 18 National score: 4.56 (rank: 28th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 49.2 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (8 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 72.2 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That no one expected me to be perfect. I actually enjoyed going to work every day. How interesting the work turned out to be. Their favorite social outing: Summers-only boat cruise. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Have more professional mentoring and project-by-project development. Given what firms are and their atmospheres, this one is top-notch. Linklaters International (London) Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 13th National score: 4.40 (rank: 79th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.0 (98) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 46.1 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 83 (15 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.4 (rank: 53) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 92.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 69.2 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.3 percent What they said surprised them the most: How relaxed it was. That it’s still a very British institution. The access to partners and associates. Their favorite social outing: Wimbledon. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: A more formalized system of assignments would do wonders. Coordinate summer program between offices. Locke Liddell & Sapp Dallas/Houston Participating offices: Dallas, Houston, New Orleans Number of respondents: 20 National score: 4.15 (rank: 118th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.1 (88) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.0 (98) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 3.9 (121) � Overall rating as a place to work: 3.9 (121) Average hours worked per week: 41.0 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 95 (10 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 85.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 70.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The competitive but collegial people. How much they were willing to spend on us. Their favorite social outing: Weekend trip to Lake Travis. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Concentrate less on bottom line and more on making people feel connected to the firm. Keep up the great recruiting. Lord, Bissell & Brook Chicago Participating offices: Chicago Number of respondents: 15 National score: 4.56 (rank: 28th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.5 (19) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 44.3 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (0 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.1 (rank: 92) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 93.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That many partners were young, many were women. That I actually did a lot of real work for clients. Their favorite social outing: Lawn bowling. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: You have a good culture here. Money is money, but it’s no good if you never have time to spend it. Lowenstein Sandler Roseland, New Jersey Participating offices: Roseland Number of respondents: 13th National score: 4.65 (rank: 14th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.8 (rank: 5th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.5 (19) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.9 (1) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 47.4 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (0 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.4 (rank: 53) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 84.6 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 61.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 61.5 percent What they said surprised them the most: The patience of partners. How busy associates are. The friendly atmosphere. Their favorite social outing: Yankees game. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Make me an offer! Grow the IP department. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw National (Chicago) Participating offices: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York Number of respondents: 50 National score: 4.54 (rank: 34th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.4 (28) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 45.2 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 27 (112 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.7 (rank: 27) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 96.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 86.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The excitement of the cases. How much I enjoyed the work. How much fun it was. How chill everyone has been. Their favorite social outing: Blues bus tour. Golf outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Let associates rotate through practice areas. Good work trying to diversify the firm. Thank you. McDermott, Will & Emery National (Chicago) Participating offices: Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 19 National score: 4.70 (rank: 10th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.8 (rank: 5th) � Interest level of the work: 4.7 (3) � Training and guidance: 4.7 (5) � Treatment by partners: 4.9 (2) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 46.3 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 85 (14 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 68.4 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 94.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: That I had to work really hard. That I really enjoyed it. The amount of responsibility. Their favorite social outing: Bowling party. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Your focus on the business of law makes me feel secure. You were extremely accessible to summer associates. McKenna Long & Aldridge National (Washington, D.C.) Participating offices: Atlanta, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 21 National score: 4.79 (rank: 2nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.9 (rank: 2nd) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.8 (2) � Treatment by partners: 4.9 (2) � Treatment by associates: 5.0 (1) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.9 (1) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.8 (1) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 44.1 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (0 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 95.2 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 90.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The quality of assignments. The founding partners did not put on any airs. They greeted me with open arms. Their favorite social outing: Weekend retreat. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Work on diversity. Listen to your associates. Keep up the good work. Michael Best & Friedrich Milwaukee Participating offices: Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee Number of respondents: 12 National score: 4.39 (rank: 86th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 3.9 (106) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.4 (122) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 47.2 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (2 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.5 (rank: 121) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 83.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 66.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 83.3 percent What they said surprised them the most: Actually working. Partners have no bosses. The strange, mono-structural environment. Their favorite social outing: Golf outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Provide a clear path. Nice job. I will be sad if I do not get an offer. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy New York Participating offices: Los Angeles, New York Number of respondents: 46 National score: 4.45 (rank: 64th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.0 (110) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 42.5 Salary range: $2,000 to $3,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 62 (24 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.4 (rank: 53) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 87.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 78.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 95.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: That there was enough workload in this economy. How normal people were. The general anxiety about the job market. Their favorite social outing: Lunch outing on chairman’s boat. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: More firmwide events. Love your boat! Morgan, Lewis & Bockius National (Philadelphia) Participating offices: Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 22 National score: 4.50 (rank: 48th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.4 (28) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 46.7 Salary range: $1,500 to $3,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 29 (90 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 90.9 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 90.9 percent What they said surprised them the most: The lack of face time and the collegiality. Lawyers seemed to enjoy spending time together. How much I learned. Their favorite social outing: Orientation at Seaview Resort. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Give us more feedback on projects. Thank you for taking the time to share your vision for the firm. Nixon Peabody National (Rochester) Participating offices: Boston, Garden City, McLean, New York, Rochester, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 23 National score: 4.47 (rank: 58th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.3 (107) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.3 (107) Average hours worked per week: 46.6 Salary range: $1,300 to over $3,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (0 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.6 (rank: 120) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 91.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 82.6 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 87.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How active people were outside the firm and in professional organizations. The scope and breadth of work. How exceedingly well I was treated. Their favorite social outing: Dinners at partners’ homes. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Reach out more to get the message out about the firm and its philosophies. Thank you for a great summer! Nutter McClennen & Fish Boston Participating offices: Boston Number of respondents: 13th National score: 4.41 (rank: 77th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 40.4 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (3 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 92.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 61.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.3 percent What they said surprised them the most: The interesting work. The congenial people. How well I related to the attorneys here. Their favorite social outing: Red Sox game. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: This is a nice place to be. You are obviously dedicated to the firm. O’Melveny & Myers Los Angeles Participating offices: Century City, Los Angeles, New York, Newport Beach, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 66 National score: 4.48 (rank: 53rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 42.2 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 26 (115 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 86.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 75.8 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.4 percent What they said surprised them the most: The amount of responsibility and independence we were given and the trust that was placed in younger lawyers. The laid-back atmosphere, even though everyone was working their asses off. Their favorite social outing: Catalina Island trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks for the opportunity. Maintain the current levels of collegiality. Diversity makes business sense. Get the partners to come to more events. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe San Francisco Participating offices: Menlo Park, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 41 National score: 4.24 (rank: 110th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.1 (116) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.1 (116) Average hours worked per week: 45.7 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 73 (18 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.0 (rank: 100) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 82.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 80.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The amount of work they allowed us to come on board for was awesome! There was a constant sound of laughter in the halls. The focus on friendliness. Their favorite social outing: Day at beach club. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work! I was impressed by the firm culture. Consider improving diversity. Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker National (Los Angeles) Participating offices: Atlanta, Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Stamford, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 53 National score: 4.40 (rank: 79th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.0 (98) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 46.13th Salary range: $1,700 to $3,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 74 (17 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 66.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 98.1 percent What they said surprised them the most: The diverse personalities and backgrounds represented. Man, I was spoiled. How stressful it was. I kept thinking the whole summer was one long interview. Their favorite social outing: Big Bear trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Great job. Thank you. Everyone at this firm has been extremely welcoming. Be thoughtful about focusing so much on hours. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 38 National score: 4.36 (rank: 96th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.0 (110) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.3 (110) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 43.8 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 31 (87 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.6 (rank: 33) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 81.6 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 92.1 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.1 percent What they said surprised them the most: The amount of food. That one could spend hours surfing the Internet. Less stuffy than I expected. How little work you have to do. Their favorite social outing: Sailing on the Hudson. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work. Work even harder to achieve diversity. Make more women partners. Perkins Coie Seattle Participating offices: Bellevue, Boise, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle Number of respondents: 16 National score: 4.51 (rank: 43rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 44.4 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 78 (16 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 93.8 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 93.8 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 87.5 percent What they said surprised them the most: That projects were real and cooler than I thought they would be. I ended up enjoying it very much. Their favorite social outing: Hiking, rafting, golfing at the weekend retreat in Leavenworth. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work! Pillsbury Winthrop San Francisco Participating offices: McLean, New York, San Francisco Number of respondents: 24 National score: 4.23 (rank: 112nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.2 (rank: 112th) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.1 (121) � Treatment by associates: 4.4 (117) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.1 (113th) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.0 (98) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 47.2 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 65 (23 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.1 (rank: 92) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 79.2 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 95.8 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 91.7 percent What they said surprised them the most: The intelligent, driven, focused people. Work was more interesting and diverse than I anticipated. Work standards were very high. Their favorite social outing: Monterey weekend retreat. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Need to find method to uplift morale. Continue to create flexible employment policies. Piper Rudnick National (Chicago) Participating offices: Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 28 National score: 4.29 (rank: 106th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.2 (106) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.0 (98) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.3 (107) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.3 (107) Average hours worked per week: 46.5 Salary range: $1,500 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 95 (10 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 92.9 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.9 percent What they said surprised them the most: The amount of work and the high quality expected of you. That all of the lawyers are accessible. Their favorite social outing: White-water rafting. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Don’t grow for the sake of growing. Concentrate more on quality of life, less on bottom line. Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Columbus Participating offices: Columbus, Dayton, Naples, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 23 National score: 4.55 (rank: 32nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 46.4 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (8 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 91.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 82.6 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 87.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How friendly and helpful everyone was, from the partners to the other summers. The balance the attorneys had in their lives. Everyone was approachable. Their favorite social outing: Trip to Cedar Point. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: You run a great summer program. Keep up the good work. The technology needs to be upgraded. Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy Atlanta Participating offices: Atlanta, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 13th National score: 4.74 (rank: 6th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.8 (rank: 5th) � Interest level of the work: 4.6 (5) � Training and guidance: 4.5 (19) � Treatment by partners: 4.9 (2) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.9 (1) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.4 (28) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 43.1 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (7 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That no one seemed overly panicked or stressed. The stimulating, interesting, demanding projects. The open-minded associates and partners. Their favorite social outing: Beach trip to Fripp Island. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep doing what you’re doing. There was enough real work to get an idea of what it’s like to practice here. Reed Smith Pittsburgh Participating offices: Falls Church, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 22 National score: 4.50 (rank: 48th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 49.0 Salary range: $1,500 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 78 (16 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.1 (rank: 92) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 95.5 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 86.4 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 81.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: That it was not as intimidating as I expected. Attorneys actually seem to have time for an outside life. The level of responsibility. Their favorite social outing: Sailing trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thank you for the opportunity. Preserve the firm’s culture in your quest for growth. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Minneapolis Participating offices: Minneapolis Number of respondents: 11 National score: 4.77 (rank: 3rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.8 (rank: 5th) � Interest level of the work: 4.8 (2) � Training and guidance: 4.7 (5) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.9 (1) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.9 (1) Average hours worked per week: 46.5 Salary range: $1,500 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (3 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The substantive nature of the work I’ve done. All doors were open to questions. This firm was not a sweatshop at all. Their favorite social outing: Dinners at partners’ homes. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: You run an incredible firm. Don’t let the firm become a megafirm. Ropes & Gray Boston Participating offices: Boston Number of respondents: 29 National score: 4.70 (rank: 10th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.8 (rank: 5th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.8 (2) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 42.9 Salary range: $1,500 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 20 (147 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.9 (rank: 8) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 96.6 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 96.6 percent What they said surprised them the most: The meaningful assignments. How the partners relied on me. The warmth and enthusiasm of the attorneys. Their favorite social outing: Community service day. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Improve the availability and flexibility of the part-time program. Make sure associates aren’t lost in the shuffle of a large firm. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis Philadelphia Participating offices: Philadelphia Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.48 (rank: 53rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.6 (5) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 42.1 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (3 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.0 (rank: 100) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 80.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The diversity of local law schools represented. The friendly work atmosphere. Their favorite social outing: Phillies game. Bowling. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: It was a truly rewarding experience. I’m worried about the attorneys who have left recently. Schulte Roth & Zabel New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 28 National score: 4.58 (rank: 24th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.6 (4) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 43.2 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (3 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 89.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 85.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 92.9 percent What they said surprised them the most: The well-balanced work and social events. The disparity in workloads across departments. Their favorite social outing: Bronx Zoo. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work. It was an excellent summer program. Shearman & Sterling New York Participating offices: Menlo Park, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 28 National score: 4.47 (rank: 58th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.7 (25) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.8 (111) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 50.0 Salary range: $2,500 to $3,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 18 (156 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.7 (rank: 27) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 96.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 78.6 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The quality of the work. The high number of social events. The meaningful partner contact. Their favorite social outing: Cocktail party at Museum of the City of New York. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: More effort is needed to raise associate morale. Keep the associates better informed. Shook, Hardy & Bacon Kansas City, Missouri Participating offices: Houston, Kansas City, Miami, San Francisco, Tampa Number of respondents: 25 National score: 4.67 (rank: 12th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.7 (5) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 42.8 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (5 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.5 (rank: 42) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 96.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 96.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: Being able to understand the work and finding it rewarding. How involved the partners were. Great people and atmosphere. Their favorite social outing: Weekend in Kansas City. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks for treating me like an actual person. Focus more on lawyer mentoring. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood National (Chicago/New York) Participating offices: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 85 National score: 4.39 (rank: 86th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 43.4 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 12 (233 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.7 (rank: 27) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 89.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 84.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 96.5 percent What they said surprised them the most: That a large firm can still have a collegial atmosphere. I was honestly surprised by the level of responsibility given here. People have lives and families, and they like to go home. Their favorite social outing: Fourth of July boat cruise. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: It’s a pleasure to work here. Thank you for a great summer. Communicate a little more with us. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 47 National score: 4.40 (rank: 79th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 3.8 (112) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.9 (106) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 48.8 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 11 (258 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.9 (rank: 8) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 78.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 68.1 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 87.2 percent What they said surprised them the most: How hard you actually have to work and how much work the firm has in this market. People are nicer and more intelligent that I thought. Quality and skills of my fellow summers. Their favorite social outing: Shakespeare in the Park. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Bring back the car service to go home from social events. Get more female partners. Thank you! Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom New York Participating offices: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York Number of respondents: 65 National score: 4.40 (rank: 79th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.2 (106) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.4 (28) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 49.1 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 2 (113th8 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.9 (rank: 8) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 86.2 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 87.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.9 percent What they said surprised them the most: The humble nature of a majority of the attorneys. There was a lot of wining and dining, but there was also a lot of work. Doing real work important to clients. Their favorite social outing: Scavenger hunt. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: I enjoyed my summer. Make sure summers get partner contact. Place less emphasis on herding everyone into planned events. Smith, Gambrell & Russell Atlanta Participating offices: Atlanta Number of respondents: 12 National score: 4.16 (rank: 117th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 3.8 (118) � Training and guidance: 3.6 (120) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.8 (111) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.1 (116) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.1 (116) Average hours worked per week: 42.7 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (4 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.8 (rank: 115) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 66.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 66.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: How laid back it seems in comparison to law school. The level of freedom attorneys have. Their favorite social outing: Universal Studios tour. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: It’s not necessary to compete with bigger firms for summers. Please continue to promote the firm’s relaxed culture. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey National Participating offices: Cleveland, Palo Alto, Phoenix Number of respondents: 18 National score: 4.31 (rank: 105th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.4 (28) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.1 (116) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.1 (116) Average hours worked per week: 47.4 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 46 (35 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 83.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 88.9 percent What they said surprised them the most: How open and helpful the partners were. Great offices, with views. Every person in the firm was approachable. Their favorite social outing: Cooking class. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Make sure summers get regular feedback. Your car is awesome. Steptoe & Johnson Washington, D.C. Participating offices: Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 14 National score: 4.40 (rank: 79th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 3.8 (112) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 36.7 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (8 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.4 (rank: 53) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 78.6 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 71.4 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 78.6 percent What they said surprised them the most: The excellent support services. The interesting and challenging work. How friendly attorneys, were compared to snobbish, arrogant law students. The number of social events. Their favorite social outing: Sailing in Annapolis. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thank you for the opportunity to do a public service internship. Let summer associates work on more cases. Stoel Rives Portland, Oregon Participating offices: Boise, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle Number of respondents: 15 National score: 4.33 (rank: 101st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.2 (116) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 47.5 Salary range: $1,000 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (3 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 86.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 73.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.3 percent What they said surprised them the most: The great balance between work and social events. I worked harder than I thought I would. Cool people actually work in large firms. Their favorite social outing: Crater Lake trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Encourage more interaction with the firm’s partnership. The support staff was awesome. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 15 National score: 4.54 (rank: 34th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 48.5 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (1 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.9 (rank: 104) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 93.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 93.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.3 percent What they said surprised them the most: That you had to prove yourself. The amount of work was more than I expected. How smart and funny the people were. Their favorite social outing: Bowling outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work. Teach people to give straight answers. Sullivan & Cromwell New York Participating offices: New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 54 National score: 4.28 (rank: 108th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.0 (110) � Training and guidance: 4.0 (96) � Treatment by partners: 4.3 (110) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.2 (106) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 51.1 Salary range: $2,300 to $3,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 4 (842 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 5.0 (rank: 1) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 79.6 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 87.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The attorneys found time for guidance and feedback. How little of a real life people actually led. How much real work there was. Their favorite social outing: Wine-tasting tour. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Great job. Keep it up. Please try to continue making this a diverse place. Susman Godfrey Houston Participating offices: Dallas, Houston Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.37 (rank: 92nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.6 (5) � Training and guidance: 3.8 (112) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.4 (79) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.1 (123) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 50.3 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (6 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 5.0 (rank: 1) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 30.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 60.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That my work was being used. My ability to contribute to the projects assigned to me. Their favorite social outing: Dinner at LeMontaigne in Dallas. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thank you for the opportunity. Focus more on getting to know us. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Atlanta Participating offices: Atlanta, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 26 National score: 4.46 (rank: 62nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 40.4 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 89 (13th of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.1 (rank: 92) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 96.2 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 80.8 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 84.6 percent What they said surprised them the most: How difficult it was to balance work and social events. The amount of time my adviser put into advising. My work assignments did matter. Their favorite social outing: Retreat at Hilton Head. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks! Pursue more diversity. Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault Boston Participating offices: Boston Number of respondents: 17 National score: 4.77 (rank: 3rd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.8 (rank: 5th) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.8 (2) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.8 (18) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.7 (2) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.9 (1) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.9 (1) Average hours worked per week: 44.9 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 85 (14 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.1 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 70.6 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 88.2 percent What they said surprised them the most: The team approach. No pressure to participate in outings. Strange, but no jerks. Their favorite social outing: New England Aquarium event. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work! The firm has an amazingly high-quality work atmosphere. Hire me. Thacher Proffitt & Wood New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 17 National score: 4.19 (rank: 114th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.1 (rank: 120th) � Interest level of the work: 3.6 (121) � Training and guidance: 3.8 (112) � Treatment by partners: 4.1 (121) � Treatment by associates: 4.4 (117) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 48.0 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (2 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.5 (rank: 121) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 88.2 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 64.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 76.5 percent What they said surprised them the most: It wasn’t as bad as I expected. The weight of responsibility attached to working for a large firm. Relationships had a lot of depth. Their favorite social outing: Cooking-by-the-Book event. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Weather the storm. I had a very positive experience. Thelen Reid & Priest San Francisco Participating offices: New York, San Francisco Number of respondents: 10 National score: 4.37 (rank: 92nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.2 (rank: 112th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.6 (11) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.1 (113th) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.2 (59) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 50.2 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (1 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.8 (rank: 115) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 90.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 90.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The amount of time spent alone. The real work and the fact that partners and associates actually relied on me. The long hours for summers. Their favorite social outing: Sailing on the bay. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: I appreciate everyone’s help and support. The firm has been generous. Thompson & Knight Dallas Participating offices: Dallas, Houston Number of respondents: 32 National score: 4.61 (rank: 17th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.7 (rank: 13th) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.8 (9) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 44.8 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,300 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 78 (16 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 93.8 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: How much law school does not teach you. The healthy balance between work and events. The time and effort put into recruiting. Their favorite social outing: Spa day. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Let associates have more say, through formal channels. You are doing an excellent job with the summer program. Thompson Hine Cleveland Participating offices: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton Number of respondents: 12 National score: 4.44 (rank: 66th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.1 (90) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.9 (106) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 46.5 Salary range: $1,300 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (9 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 91.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 83.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 83.3 percent What they said surprised them the most: The balance firm members have in their lives. How independent everyone was. I have not met anyone I did not like. Their favorite social outing: Golf outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Emphasize feedback from the assigning attorney. It’s been an enjoyable and balanced place to work. Troutman Sanders Atlanta Participating offices: Atlanta, McLean, Richmond, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 45 National score: 4.44 (rank: 66th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.3 (107) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.3 (107) Average hours worked per week: 42.4 Salary range: $1,500 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 52 (30 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 93.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 93.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.3 percent What they said surprised them the most: That nobody watched over your shoulder. Everybody was treated with respect. Their favorite social outing: Retreat at Seabrook Island. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work! Keep listening to the concerns of associates. Venable Baltimore Participating offices: Baltimore, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 13th National score: 4.19 (rank: 114th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.5 (rank: 50th) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 3.5 (122) � Treatment by partners: 4.5 (73) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.2 (106) � Orientation to firm operations: 3.8 (111) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.3 (107) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.3 (107) Average hours worked per week: 44.6 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (2 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 3.8 (rank: 115) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 92.3 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 69.2 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 76.9 percent What they said surprised them the most: At every event, there was laughter. How late associates stayed each night — a reality check. Everyone at the firm was a pleasure to work with. Their favorite social outing: Dinner at a partner’s house. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: I appreciate the realistic view of the summer program. You need to increase diversity. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease Columbus Participating offices: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 19 National score: 4.47 (rank: 58th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.7 (23) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.4 (88) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.4 (88) Average hours worked per week: 45.5 Salary range: $1,500 to $2,000 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 95 (10 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 89.5 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 89.5 percent What they said surprised them the most: That I worked my ass off. It was a good introduction to the real world. Open-door policy of attorneys willing to help with any questions. Their favorite social outing: Whitewater rafting trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thank you for valuing smart, good people, rather than settling for only smart people. Thanks for the opportunity to show what I can do. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York Participating offices: New York Number of respondents: 12 National score: 4.32 (rank: 102nd) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 3.9 (106) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.2 (106) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.0 (98) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 55.5 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 3 (896 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 5.0 (rank: 1) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 91.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 91.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 83.3 percent What they said surprised them the most: The amount of responsibility and respect given to summers’ views and arguments. The substantive work of real importance. Their favorite social outing: Cooking class. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Improve social events. Weil, Gotshal & Manges New York Participating offices: Houston, New York Number of respondents: 52 National score: 4.35 (rank: 98th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.4 (117) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.1 (113th) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.5 (65) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.5 (65) Average hours worked per week: 49.1 Salary range: $1,700 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 22 (129 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.7 (rank: 27) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 90.4 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 90.4 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 88.5 percent What they said surprised them the most: The magnitude of the work being performed in terms of dollar value and significance to the economy. It was no summer camp. People were, in general, happier than I expected. The fear about offers. Their favorite social outing: Lazer Tag. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Relax; the firm sells itself. Have more discussion about plans for making offers. White & Case International (New York) Participating offices: New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 29 National score: 4.42 (rank: 71st) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.3 (rank: 93rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.3 (46) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.4 (96) � Treatment by associates: 4.7 (43) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.3 (94) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 47.8 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 37 (67 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.3 (rank: 61) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 89.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 75.9 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 96.6 percent What they said surprised them the most: How many attorneys were foreign or not American-born. It made this a unique and wonderful place. How personable the attorneys were. The large workload. Their favorite social outing: Chelsea Piers outing. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Keep up the good work. Hire me! Hire more female associates/partners. Willkie Farr & Gallagher New York Participating offices: New York, Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 19 National score: 4.43 (rank: 69th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.2 (72) � Training and guidance: 4.2 (70) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.5 (99) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.1 (85) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.6 (41) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.6 (41) Average hours worked per week: 42.1 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: not ranked (7 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.2 (rank: 74) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.7 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 73.7 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: The work process and how happy people were. The variety of work and the spirit, ingenuity, and kindness of the lawyers. Their favorite social outing: Cooking class. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Nice work. There needs to be more orientation. Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering Washington, D.C. Participating offices: Washington, D.C. Number of respondents: 34 National score: 4.54 (rank: 34th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.6 (rank: 23rd) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.4 (28) � Treatment by partners: 4.6 (45) � Treatment by associates: 4.6 (75) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.5 (61) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.3 (37) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 47.4 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 25 (118 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 94.1 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 94.1 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 91.2 percent What they said surprised them the most: Assignments were varied, challenging and interesting. Partners worked harder than associates. The amount of money spent on recruiting. Their favorite social outing: Sailing trip. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Thanks for maintaining the firm’s special culture and work environment. Continue the emphasis on pro bono and professional development. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati San Francisco/Palo Alto Participating offices: Kirkland, McLean, Palo Alto Number of respondents: 16 National score: 4.41 (rank: 77th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.4 (rank: 75th) � Interest level of the work: 4.4 (27) � Training and guidance: 4.3 (44) � Treatment by partners: 4.2 (116) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.1 (113th) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.0 (98) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.7 (21) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.7 (21) Average hours worked per week: 42.8 Salary range: $2,300 to $2,500 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 39 (57 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 87.5 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 56.3 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 93.8 percent What they said surprised them the most: That the summer was so open-ended and self-directed. The staggering investment in technology. The collegial spirit. Their favorite social outing: Trip to Yosemite. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: Finishing an assignment and getting little or no feedback is very disconcerting. You need to be more up front about economic conditions. Winston & Strawn Chicago Participating offices: Chicago, New York Number of respondents: 24 National score: 4.73 (rank: 7th) (Score is on a 1-to-5 scale; rank is based on 123 participating firms) How the firms rated on key quality-of-life issues: � Overall summer experience: 4.9 (rank: 2nd) � Interest level of the work: 4.5 (11) � Training and guidance: 4.7 (5) � Treatment by partners: 4.8 (7) � Treatment by associates: 4.9 (4) � Atmosphere at the firm: 4.6 (40) � Orientation to firm operations: 4.5 (11) � Inclination to accept full-time offer: 4.8 (4) � Overall rating as a place to work: 4.8 (4) Average hours worked per week: 45.8 Salary range: $2,000 to $2,700 per week Prestige rank, nationwide: 33 (81 of 12,123 votes) Self-esteem score: 4.8 (rank: 15) (Summer associates rated their own firm’s prestige on a scale of 1 to 5) Percent who felt they could find mentors at the firm: 100.0 percent Percent who felt the firm is sincere about diversity: 100.0 percent Percent who were expecting job offers: 100.0 percent What they said surprised them the most: That the firm went out of its way to expose summers to different departments. It wasn’t as stressful as I thought. How laid back most attorneys seem. Their favorite social outing: Cubs rooftop game. What they’d like to tell the managing partner: It was an awesome summer program. Provide more feedback regarding assignments.

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