Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
21 Reviews

3.4
21 Reviews
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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Firm Chair James M. Rishwain, Jr
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  1.  

    finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits, fun atmosphere, great people to work with, supportive management, whatever

    Cons

    doesn't seem like a meritocracy, in department. raises are across the board.... don't seem to value education necessarily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A kinder gentler NY office of a global firm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    great people in the Ny office. generous benefits and work life balance. great place for women to work.

    Cons

    management decisions driven by west coast that does not always get the NY market. leverage is off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't just talk the talk. walk the walk and gain the trust of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a very pleasant and professional experience.

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    Former Employee - Records Clerk  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Records Clerk in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Pillsbury is very professional and they treat their employees good

    Cons

    I did not find any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical large law firm

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Smart, well-qualified attorneys; nice offices; good technology and benefits on par with similar size law firms. Well known among law firms.

    Cons

    Large firm so you can get siloed in your specialty area of practice with little interaction with others outside your group. pressure to produce hours and develop clients as in any firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote personal growth and balance of professional and personal life of attorneys to reduce burn-out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    As with all big law firms, your experience in large part depends on the partner you work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people. Generally less driven than many other big law firms.

    Cons

    Whatever cons exist are not unique to Pillsbury, just a problem with big law in general - long and unpredictable hours, the expectation that you are always available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    LB review

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY

    Pros

    Legal Secretarial work, typing, Dictaphone, nice employees and employers. Beautiful hours and offices.

    Cons

    Nothing I could think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be fantastic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Overall experience working at Pillsbury

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pillsbury offers great benefits for their employees.

    Cons

    none noted at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice people but not so great magement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The prestige and reputation of the firm is great. It's a nice place to work.

    Cons

    No room for growth and no loyalty to it's employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist

    Pros

    The money is good. Some variety, at least in my job, and quite the view at the new office.

    Cons

    Attorneys have extreme pressure from the partners, they in turn pressure their staff. It's an up or out job. Staff, you get a job there, rest assured that you will most likely do that very job for life. While this may appeal to some, it does not appeal to the ones with ambition, so Pillsbury just isn't for you. The chance to grow professionally just isn't there and staff management will favor outside hires to internal promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people! Without them you don't have a business!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not bad for a NY Based Law Firm

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    Former Employee - Senior Desktop Support  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Desktop Support in New York, NY

    Pros

    Midtown NYC location, nice offices

    Cons

    It's a law firm--being IT in a law firm......yeck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The customer is not always right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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