Wilson Elser - Bait and Switch | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Bait and Switch"

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    Current Employee - Secretary/Paralegal in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice office. The office tries to take the upper road and be very ethical which is important nowadays.

    Cons

    I was hired to be a paralegal not a highbred cat -dog. I don’t know if it’s their way of saving money or whatever but I was very poorly trained and at the time that I interviewed, with simply asked if I minded helping out with secretarial work. I thought that meant when there was a rush or an overload as a member of the team would I help and of course I said yes. No it really is you are mostly a secretary-ie 80%. I...

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    Advice to Management

    If you are advertising for a cat dog position, didn’t state it as such rather than advertising for legal Defense paralegals and making them secretaries.

    Wilson Elser2019-02-05
  1. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - A/R Collector in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, freedom to get work done, and work from home opportunities

    Cons

    Management has different training styles

    Advice to Management

    More cohesion in training

    Wilson Elser2019-05-04
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very nice place to work - excellent office environment and capable attorneys"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Elser full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    All of the attorneys are genuinely nice people. They really do care about their fellows/personnel, and management is available to listen and be flexible when needed. Lots of cooperation between the attorneys, and they really stress on being professional and ethical (very rare nowadays!). As an Associate, as long as you are billing your hours you will not get problems in taking some days off for a vacation or other...

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    Cons

    No 401k contribution; high billable requirement (2000 - 2100 to be bonus eligible); type of work in the Las Vegas office is pretty much only personal injury; lower pay compared to other firms that are the same size, especially when counting the high billables. Of Counsel/Partnership track is not really clear. I wish there a discussion with each Associates as how to get there from the very beginning, maybe creating...

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    Advice to Management

    With a few changes, this office could really be an amazing place to work at. Billables are really high, especially for an insurance defense firm where you are not really allowed to bill for all your activities. Allow for some positions part-time, completely remote, and/or hourly. It is hard, but you will be able to retain more talents.

    Wilson Elser2019-04-26

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