McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery Reviews

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Peter John Sacripanti
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    The firm culture is that of collegiality and personal growth.

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McDermott Will & Emery full-time (more than 10 years)


    Lots of resources for training and personal growth.


    Changing into a more corporate environment with more policies and procedures.

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    It would go a long way if the firm would be less rigid and more flexible in scheduling and hours.

    Positive Outlook
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McDermott Will & Emery Interviews

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    Associate Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at McDermott Will & Emery.

    Interview Details

    Unorganized and unprofessional. The first round interview was rescheduled in both time and location 4 times on the day it was supposed to occur, to accomodate the "schedule" of a partner who prefers to "work from home" rather than keep a disciplined schedule.

    Once at the firm, I found all of the associates dejected, and unhappy. I had to ask around, because MWE only had partners participate in the hiring process. The rising star partner in the office sat down to interview me. Without breaking eye contact from his beloved iPhone, he asked me where I got me EE degree from, heard my answer, and left the interview. That was the last I heard from him, even though I took the job, and stayed for a few years.

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    The firm tried to bait and switch me into accepting a contractor position when I interviewed for an associate position. The firm ended up hiring me on as an associate with a higher pay scale than my class year was worth at the time. The partner's incompetence extended even to their negotiations with a prospective associate.
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    Easy Interview

McDermott Will & Emery Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Where there's a Will, there's McDermott and Emery -- and about 1,000 lawyers. McDermott Will & Emery, one of the largest law firms in the US, maintains more than 15 offices in the US and in Europe. It also maintains alliances with lawyers in China in order to increase its geographic reach to Asia. Practice areas include antitrust, corporate, employee benefits, government strategies, intellectual property, international, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and trial law. E. H. McDermott founded the firm in 1934; since then it has represented clients across more than 70 countries... More

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