Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Los Angeles
Participatingoffices:Dallas; Denver; Irvine, California; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; SanFrancisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of respondents: 89 (86% response rate)
Firmwide score: 4.792 (rank: 7)
(Score is on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being thehighest; rank is based on 159 firms.)
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
Interesting work: 4.82
How much “real” work was assigned: 4.83
Training and guidance: 4.64
Partner�summer associate interactions: 4.70
Full-time associate�summer associate interactions: 4.88
How well firm communicates its goals and expectations: 4.75
How accurately the firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.83
Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.79
Overall rating as a place to work: 4.89
More about the work:
Amount of work: 4.82
Level of responsibility: 4.72
Amount of client contact: 4.28
Amount of feedback: 4.60
Opportunities for mentoring: 4.72
Opportunities for pro bono work: 4.70
Average pay per week: $2,411
Average hours worked per week: 44.2
What the firm’s culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described theirfirm or their experience, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being “stronglydisagree” and 5 being “strongly agree.”)
Family-friendly: 4.83
Entrepreneurial: 4.91
Makes efforts toward diversity: 4.51
Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.87
Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.90
Financial information is made available: 4.91
Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 4.73
Got a sense of the firm’s mission: 4.86
Felt confidence in the firm’s leadership: 4.95
Firm seemed the right size: 4.84
Humane approach to billable hours: 4.82
Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 4.81
Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 4.59
Pleasant space and d�cor: 4.90
Percent who expect or have received a job offer from this firm: 86.5%
Score they gave this firm’s prestige as compared to other firms: 4.98
What they said surprised them most: There was not as much high pressureas I expected. The people were awesome all the way around. Level of socialactivities. It was a lot more fun and much, much more liberal than I hadexpected. How successful the free-market assignment system is. For a Republicanfirm, they throw great parties!
How they would describe the firm to other law students: A human being’sfirm. An excellent, prestigious, challenging firm. Awesome�need to come here.Great resources. Demanding but worthwhile.
Most memorable experience: Saying my first words in court. AttendingFederalist Society lunches. L.A. Dodgers game. Having lunches with partners.L.A. retreat.
If they could tell the firm to change one thing: I honestly can’t thinkof one thing that needs changing. Less legal research memos, more actuallitigation work. Tell us where we stand in terms of offers. Too many socialevents.