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What BigLaw firms, in your experience, have the worst culture and why? What about the best? I’ll go first.

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Worst- Kirkland- They poach a lot of senior associates promising partnership but their partnership is not really partnership at all Best- Cooley- Very collaborative culture, protective of culture in hiring, that “Sonic style” nugget ice

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I work at Cooley and love it. Will strongly vouch for the culture. It’s definitely been busy, but my experience is that people checking in on your hours are just trying to make sure you’re on track for bonus. Definitely no stealth POC layoffs that I’ve seen or heard of, although I’ve heard similar things happening at other SV type firms. Current associate group is really actually really diverse.

Yeah I hate this question. It varies so much based on office / practice area. Cooley culture in west coast is great. Ny is not.

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Great point- I’m going to add practice and office

Very office specific, as it largely depends on who is in charge and the geographic area you’re in. You could have a good office culture in a Miami office, but a terrible one in a DC/NY office of the same big firm. McDermott Miami/west coast has a good office culture, but DC and NY does not.

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Holland & Knight as a whole I’d say has a very good culture. They just vary wildly in quality of lawyers. Some partners are world renowned and write books, and others I legitimately have no idea how they are paid money for any service let alone legal.

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FA1 yes they did. I’m curious about that too!

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Worst culture has to be Cadwalader. Not only is a toxic culture but they're proud of it.

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