Latham & Watkins Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2021

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4.3
85%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
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Latham & Watkins Chair and Managing Partner Rich Trobman
Rich Trobman
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "It’s a typical big law firm with the hours to match, but Latham has great people and the best culture of any big law firm(in 28 reviews)

  • "Great benefits good pay professional(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours (like any Big Law experience) and not a lot of realistic expectation for that improving anytime soon(in 41 reviews)

  • "Long hours, but nothing atypical in big law(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great firm to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Very good compensation and benefits package. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Very long hours and poor work-life balance.

  2. "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal EA in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A very inclusive culture for such a big company

    Cons

    Middle management requires more training


  3. "OK"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Comp, market leading deals, informal culture

    Cons

    Internally dysfunctional, no career guidance/ structure

  4. "Great culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance in London, England

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Some benefits also.

    Cons

    Management and lack of progression.

  5. "Great law firm"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work and great people

    Cons

    Long hours and very demanding clients

  6. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Services in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Mondern company, great exposer to senior managment, modern office and tech. Lots of opportunities to get involved.

    Cons

    Nothing to add at the moment

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Salary, opportunities, people, international firm

    Cons

    Long hours, have to be a self-starter as you are not spoon fed

  8. "Major US firm"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with the highest quality clients

    Cons

    Long work hours and not great work-life balance

  9. "Mixed bag"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, quality of deals, prestige, academies

    Cons

    Dysfunctional. constant responsiveness, no respect for holidays

  10. "Associate"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Corporate Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, high profile work, high quality training

    Cons

    Demanding hours and expectations, working weekends evenings and bank holidays

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