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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "I worked with really great people" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great vacation, great benefits, friendly people, mostly professional" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance old technologies" (in 10 reviews)

  • "long hours can be problematical" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great People, Fast Pace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best and hardest working attorneys in the country

    Cons

    Fast pace can get overwhelming at times


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect role for those looking for a challenge and to develop their career"

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    Former Employee - E-Discovery Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - E-Discovery Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Department is on the forefront of technology surrounding analytics. Smart talented people both in management and in the analyst roles. A+ for career development and support. Management will hear your concerns and will do as much as they can to retain talent. Rewarding job with the ability to see direct results from case teams.

    Cons

    Long hours. Role requires you to constantly be checking emails.

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP part-time

    Pros

    great company culture and relations

    Cons

    difficult to have lifestyle balance


  4. "Great friendly atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime opportunities. You get to work with attorneys who are cream of the crop from some of the best schools in the nation.

    Cons

    No 401K matching for paralegals


  5. "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP full-time

    Pros

    lots of great people to work with

    Cons

    Departments don’t collaborate effectively always

    Advice to Management

    You need to learn to trust your employees


  6. "Staff Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Transparent salary. Great Benefits. Flexible hours

    Cons

    No upward mobility as staff attorney. You'll reach your peak salary after 8 years


  7. "Collegial, Professional Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a very collegial environment and most Partners are approachable. PW really embraces diversity and is welcome to all. Management is supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    Health insurance is getting ridiculously expensive. NO 401(k) match. Bonus formula is vague. Professional development needs work.

  8. "High-quality firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP full-time

    Pros

    Smart, aggressive, dynamic cases and lawyers; excellent administrative support.

    Cons

    The usual stress due to workload, work-life imbalance, etc., but nothing unique to this firm in particular.


  9. "assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked with really great people

    Cons

    my commute was to work was overwhelming due to nyc mta


  10. "Wonderful First Job Out of College"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP full-time

    Pros

    Excellent and bright colleagues with a passion for what they do

    Cons

    Hours are unpredictible and does not allow for work life balance