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Re: Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Silicon Valley v. Gunderson SV

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:19 pm

Didn't know that Gunderson was known for great culture.. I've heard mostly the opposite. Maybe this is an east-coast west-coast thing.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Silicon Valley v. Gunderson SV

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any thoughts on WIlson Sonsini vs. Gunderson Dettmer? Sounds like Wilson has a stronger name but a tough culture. Gunderson, on the other hand, has a reputation for being an excellent firm with a fantastic culture.

A slight plus goes to Wilson as well because of its breadth of practice areas besides only VC/Startup work.

Any thoughts or additional considerations appreciated.


I'd say you've hit it on the head as far as the differences. GD was a serious contender for me but I really didn't like WSGR. Great work (as far as clients), pretty awful work environment.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Silicon Valley v. Gunderson SV

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:03 pm

I've heard similar things.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Silicon Valley v. Gunderson SV

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:29 am

Bump

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Re: Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Silicon Valley v. Gunderson SV

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:34 am

WSGR = K&E here w/o the bonuses, but big tech for clients. Are you prepared for that?

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Re: Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Silicon Valley v. Gunderson SV

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any thoughts on WIlson Sonsini vs. Gunderson Dettmer? Sounds like Wilson has a stronger name but a tough culture. Gunderson, on the other hand, has a reputation for being an excellent firm with a fantastic culture.

A slight plus goes to Wilson as well because of its breadth of practice areas besides only VC/Startup work.

Any thoughts or additional considerations appreciated.


Basically right. I know someone who went from WSGR to GD and felt the same as you re: culture. The people there are very friendly and I think that the office seems pretty chill. I don't know if this is a California or SV thing, but it was awesome to see so many people working out at the gym during work hours--not that they are slacking off, but it seems that firm employee health and wellness is a value of the firm.

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Re: Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Silicon Valley v. Gunderson SV

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:25 am

I really think it depends on the type of person you are. I've heard Gunderson has a frat boy culture...




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