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95. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Rank: 95 (Previous rank: 87)
What makes it so great?
Recession prompted law firm to ask incoming associates to defer their entry until the fall of 2010 and offered to place them in legal jobs at nonprofits and government agencies, paying them an honorarium of $60,000 and a $15,000 bar stipend.

Forty-three incoming lawyers (56% of the class) agreed to the deferment.

Headquarters: 405 Howard Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
2008 revenue ($ millions): 835
Website: www.orrick.com

Is Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe a great employer, or what?
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe stats
U.S. employees 1,481
Employees outside U.S. 755
New jobs (1 year) -121
% job growth (1 year) -8%
% voluntary turnover 7%
Applicants 7,477
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 14
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Most common job (hourly):
Legal Secretary
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 28%
% women 52%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 400
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 30
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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