Becoming a lawyer (and particularly the kind of lawyer who is able to secure a biglaw job) means opening up a lot of doors and gaining access to a lot of potential ways to benefit society in very direct, tangible ways. What people choose to do with that opportunity says a lot about what they value.
Would my judgement be "mitigated?" Perhaps, depending on how sincere I felt their efforts were and how much it appeared to be for optics. But the judgement wouldn't be eliminated, because they still had a lot of options and chose to be a corporate mercenary. I frankly do view that with some degree of contempt (a contempt I do not feel towards average joes who just need to do what they can to make ends meet and did not have the same options).