Wilmerhale - Seven years at Wilmer Hale | Glassdoor
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"Seven years at Wilmer Hale"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Counsel in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Counsel in Washington, DC
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Wilmerhale full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Salary is competitive, people are nice.

Cons

Hours can be difficult in stretches.

Other Employee Reviews for Wilmerhale

  1. "Great place to work, strong culture, strong values, would highly recommend"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilmerhale full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office, the work is interesting and challenging, prime location in downtown D.C., in-house restaurant, awesome benefits and pay, overall a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    High stress, work-life balance focuses more on work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "They care so much for their people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wilmerhale full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Constantly training, constantly trying to improve your skills, and they spend top dollar to remind you of how much you are appreciated. Massive benefits (starting with 25 paid vacation days annually, and that increases), and they have a wonderful healthcare provider. When the firm is successful, it likes to share the wealth with all of the employees. The lawyers get the best of it all for sure, but they are the best at what they do, and they get paid to win court cases (which they do with a startling regularity). I can't say enough about how great the people are who work here.

    Cons

    The stress can reach unprecedented levels at times. WilmerHale represents a lot of very high profile clients that seem to either be suing someone else, or something or other. As a result, many levels of the firm can be engaged in multiple cases, and someone always needs something 5 minutes before they asked for it. This fast pace might not be for everyone, but they certainly pay you for the stress, and quite abundantly so.
    Also, some areas can seem a bit stagnant in terms of career advancement. It's not uncommon to find people who have had the same job for 15+ years. Many didn't seek promotions because with promotions comes additionally stress, but it is not always an area where you can hop into leadership roles after a few years. It seems like you need to invest many years of your life in order to advance in the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce a better advancement structure in some of the areas. This will take away from the feeling of stagnation, and give people more goals to shoot for.

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