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Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Gunderson Dettmer is an international law firm focusing exclusively on business law and commercial matters for venture-backed, public technology, and life sciences companies as well as venture capital investors while performing now litigation work. The firm also has offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Ann Arbor, San Francisco, Beijing, as well as Singapore. The law firm has been consistently ranked as an elite law firm for emerging companies and venture capital by Vault.com and US News and World Report rankings. The law firm was founded in 1995 when a group of partners led by Bob Gundersen and Scott Detner resigned from Brobeck Phelger and Harrison’s tech startup to create a new company.

Company - Private
$25M to $50M
Medium
Multiple locations
Legal Firms
1995
What departments Gunderson Dettmer employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Legal39.1%
other occupation30.5%
Administrative30.5%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Gunderson Dettmer employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Gunderson Dettmer: Newcomers: 32%, Experiencers: 27%, Experts: 23%, Veterans: 18%. Gunderson Dettmer employees have less than 3 years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Gunderson Dettmer employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Gunderson Dettmer: DLA Piper, Fenwick & West, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Typical Gunderson Dettmer employees have worked at DLA Piper.
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Fenwick & West
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
What industries did Gunderson Dettmer employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Gunderson Dettmer: Legal Firms, Colleges / Universities, Niche Education, Computer Systems Design Companies, Social Advocacy Organizations. Gunderson Dettmer employees most likely come from a Legal Firms industry background.
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Where did Gunderson Dettmer employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Gunderson Dettmer: Small: 30%, Medium: 12%, Large: 58%. Most Gunderson Dettmer employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Gunderson Dettmer study?
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Where did employees at Gunderson Dettmer study?
New York University School of Law
Stanford University
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Gunderson Dettmer?
Time employed at Gunderson Dettmer: <1: 16%, 1-3: 32%, 4-8: 30%, 9-13: 11%, 14-20: 7%, 20+: 4%. Most Gunderson Dettmer employees stay with the company for 1-3 years which is less than the industry average.
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How does Gunderson Dettmer rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Gunderson Dettmer: 59.3% Male and 40.7% Female. Age ratio at Gunderson Dettmer: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 40%, 31-40: 39%, 41-50: 16%, 51-60: 5%, 60+: 0%. Gunderson Dettmer rates - 5.3% less female than the industry average. Most Gunderson Dettmer employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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What are the top roles at Gunderson Dettmer?
Top roles of Gunderson Dettmer: Associate, Partner, Corporate Associate, Corporate Paralegal, Legal Secretary. The top role at Gunderson Dettmer is Associate.
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Partner
Corporate Associate
Corporate Paralegal
Legal Secretary

Career advancement

How does Gunderson Dettmer rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Gunderson Dettmer: low. Gunderson Dettmer ranks low for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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What companies do Gunderson Dettmer employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Gunderson Dettmer: BuzzFeed, Cooley, Equinix, Fenwick & West, Goodwin Procter. People who work at Gunderson Dettmer most typically go on to work for the BuzzFeed.
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Cooley
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Fenwick & West
Goodwin Procter

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gender breakdown at Gunderson Dettmer?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
gender ratio is 40.7% female, 59.3% male.
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When was Gunderson Dettmer founded?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
1995.
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What industry does Gunderson Dettmer fall under?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Falls under Legal/Lawyer
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What’s Gunderson Dettmer’s yearly revenue?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
$25m to $50m, i think
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How often do employees get promoted at Gunderson Dettmer ?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
advancement opportunities are low
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What’s the average length of tenure at Gunderson Dettmer?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Typically 1-3 year(s).
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What size of companies did Gunderson Dettmer employees used to work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Most worked for large businesses before.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving Gunderson Dettmer?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
BuzzFeed, Cooley, Equinix, Fenwick & West, Goodwin Procter, Google, Morrison & Foerster, Wilson Sonsini.
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Who are the top previous employers of Gunderson Dettmer employees?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
DLA Piper, Fenwick & West, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Goodwin Procter, Latham & Watkins, Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell, Wilson Sonsini.
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How old are Gunderson Dettmer’s employees in general?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
around 21-30, 31-40.
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Where did most of Gunderson Dettmer employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
New York University School of Law, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of California-Berkeley, University of Michigan Law School.
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Best that big law has to offer but it's still big law
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9 months ago
It's hard to get honest feedback :(
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9 months ago
I found the environment here to be wonderful they are very supportive and strive to be great.💙
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Great people to work with and incredibly interesting clients💝
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7 months ago
The hardest part of the job was standing firm on time needed to properly complete a task.
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7 months ago
Pet friendly and easy going.😇
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Would like to know the company's interview process...
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9 months ago
Sit down interviews.
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9 months ago
To me the interview process was a matter of showing that your eager to learn and that your Availability is very open
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If you are looking for best workplace with amazinh gours then it's best place for you highly recommended for long term career.😄
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9 months ago
great company with great benefits I enjoy working with them.💙
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9 months ago
Productive very friendly people and good environment
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Does anyone know where the headquarter of this company is?😯
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8 months ago
why do you want to know? 🤣
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8 months ago
Redwood city, California, U.S
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what are the average work hours of company?🧭
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8 months ago
I 'm working with them since 3years & work hours per shift are 8 hours.🧭
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8 months ago
8hours are must for employees daily & they also pay for overtime.
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How true is the statement that they don’t pay you for extra hours?
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9 months ago
this isnt true, its dumb mate🙄
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9 months ago
they pay you, not that high but they do😗
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It's one of the best and stable company to work for.
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9 months ago
The quality of experience is top-notch.👍
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9 months ago
Supportive colleagues and great resources recommend as per my experience.
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Great place to work, very productive environment, and helpful co-workers.💙
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7 months ago
The work environment is very active and the people are very easy to work with. The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to efficiently assist with projects.😎
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7 months ago
Friendly people, interesting work and clients, compensation😄
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Give me one reason why I should join this company?👏
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8 months ago
I can give you a hundred reasons why should you not😑
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8 months ago
free coffe lol
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Is the management coopertive?
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9 months ago
IDK I heard many of them arent even at good terms with employees'😱
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9 months ago
some of them are really terrible, some of them are really good, I mean the proportion of goods and bads goes arround everywhere😉
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Is there a dress code that I'll have to abide by?😑
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9 months ago
yes there is one, I hate it😣
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9 months ago
I quit it a year ago and there wasn’t one at that time
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Should I apply for job with them?😅
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9 months ago
Must apply because they provide you work flexibility with good perks. :)
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9 months ago
It's a fast paced environment but the day flies by! Management was for the most part easy to approach😅
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Are you rewarded for your efforts, like monthly or yearly with something other than your monthly salary?😯
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7 months ago
you get a bonus at the end of every year, only if you work that remarkble😊
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7 months ago
I don’t know any other benefits than an annual bonus mate
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Are tattos allowed?
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9 months ago
I heard they ask you to cover them.🤭
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9 months ago
It's fine as long as it's not offensive.
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How bright are the promotion oppurtunities here?🙂
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9 months ago
depends on high bright you shie :))
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9 months ago
that soleley depends on your progress😙
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what about the training and development of employees?
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9 months ago
There is an opportunity to learn a lot in the first few months when you start the job
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9 months ago
A typical day at work included providing administrative support with alot of learning.
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Do they conduct background check of employees?⏱
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8 months ago
They did mine when I applied for job.👍
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8 months ago
for some positions they do and for some they don't..that depends on role👍
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Are the workhours stressful?
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8 months ago
its just mondays that’s hard to pass through, other days, work hours are fine
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8 months ago
umm I'd say 50/50😖
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Did I hear it right that there be free meals for employees?😉
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9 months ago
have that confirmed from the company, I think I just heard the very thing too😲
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9 months ago
I wish it was true😣
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How good is the company in terms of ensuring employees' healths?
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8 months ago
its good, there's even paid days available if your case is geniune☺
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8 months ago
its okay they have insurace plocies for you and sometimes paid leaves,yes😋
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Do they hire both part-time or full-time employees?
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8 months ago
yes they've but benefits and salaries vary for both.😒
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8 months ago
They hire both but partime employees are limited in numbers.⏱
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How would you describe the pace of work?
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8 months ago
you must be fast in doing daily tasks.⏱
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7 months ago
work environment is quick and I like working with my team mates.😄
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