McDermott Will & Emery Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. A good place to start your legal career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I have been working at McDermott Will & Emery full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to meet a variety of people with lots of experience. That you can get a great amount of help and advice.

    Cons

    You have to work hard and do well, and you have to love what you do.
    Otherwise, it might be really stressful working here.


  2. IP Litigation Assistant

    Former Employee - IP Litigation Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IP Litigation Secretary in Washington, DC

    I worked at McDermott Will & Emery (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in a team setting was a plus and shared job duties assisted Attorneys faster.

    Cons

    The firm moved to a location that wasn't accessible to the metropolitan downtown area.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. Decent Place to Start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at McDermott Will & Emery full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had an excellent mentor, and local leadership was very supportive when I took leave to care for my first child. Very strong community if you can tap into it.

    Cons

    I didn't feel like there was any investment made in me personally by the firm. I was useful, but only in the roles I made for myself; I wasn't given additional training or education (though perhaps it was a bit much to ask, being a junior administrative staffer).

    Advice to Management

    Lawyers are the lifeblood of the firm, but retaining talent in non-legal roles needs to be given higher priority.



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