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"Great start to a legal career."

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Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Wilson Sonsini full-time (More than a year)

Pros

If you think you can handle it, there is plenty of interesting and complicated work available for corporate paralegals. The work you get will match the skill and care you display.
Great culture - plenty of long lunches and happy hours, but this varies by practice group.
Great support network after I left for law school.
Mix of large and small clients means a significant amount of actual client contact.

Cons

Little formal training - emphasis on self-motivation and instruction.
Some difficult personalities at the partner level - hey, it's a law firm.

Other Employee Reviews for Wilson Sonsini

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Don't count on them being loyal to you!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good to excellent wages for staff; flexible hours, health, dental and eye benefits; profit sharing

    Cons

    Staff bonuses all but gone; greed at upper level, used to be family oriented, not even close anymore

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the values that Mr. Wilson held so dear


  2. "Overworked and underappreciated -- earns its sweatshop reputation."

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    Former Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Sonsini full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great client base -- cool technology companies -- Silicon Valley's marquee firm.

    Cons

    Unreasonable hours expectations without commensurate bonuses or pay.

    Advice to Management

    Give associates a break!

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