Willkie Farr

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A decent place to work and retire

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY

I have been working at Willkie Farr full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Job security, it takes a lot to get fired, you get to do a lot if you want to tackle onto your resume. Pay is pretty decent in this industry. Benefits are ok and flexsible schedule for people with kids or like to work different hours.

Cons

Glass ceiling is very high, no promotions, you have to leave and come back for a higher position. Job security also leads to a lot of laziness in the support personnel.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lack of transparency, cost control very tight in places that aren't costly but expensive things aren't being audited better. Company spends a lot of money in places that don't return any real value and then nickle dime quality of life costs.

Absolutely very little internal advancement opportunity. You have to be a certain sex and ethnicity to even think about getting promotions. Which leads to the lack of equal job opportunity.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Willkie Farr

    Pros

    flexible schedule, good pay compared to other places

    Cons

    micro management, things are either really slow or really hectic

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Willkie Farr

    Pros

    Willkie Farr provides a highly professional environment, with a top notch staff, and great clients. The attorneys are among the best and brightest.

    Cons

    Communications from management can be rather limited. This attitude is particularly pervasive in the corporate group, which is very male-dominated and operates with a "good old boys" tenor. For example, in times when corporate work was scarce, senior male associates and partners often circumvented the official assignment process to give the best projects to young male associates. It is not a place to succeed as a woman in corporate law.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to dismantle the corporate group and recreate the culture in a way that is amenable to the advancement of women. I am surprised there has not been a class action against them to date.

    Disapproves of CEO
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