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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Reviews

Updated March 10, 2019
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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Firm Chair James M. Rishwain, Jr
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Pros
  • "In relation to other biglaw, good work/life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Both the partners and associates were helpful and supportive" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is a dynamic, large law firm that has high expectations for performance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Also, provided little to no room for vertical or lateral growth" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing experience"

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    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Generous people, lots of support, and great training

    Cons

    I have yet to see a downside

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Trademark Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Trademark Secretary in Washington, DC

    I worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, culture, office space, benefits

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  3. "Boring as hell"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office space. Good salary. They let me leave on my own accord after I found a new job, even though I was so miserable they had every reason to fire me.

    Cons

    Boring work, but I assume all big civil firms are like this.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "PA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great building to work in

    Cons

    Too many office politics for my liking.


  5. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pillsbury offers opportunity for advancement if you are willing to work for it. Salary is good and the benefits are well beyond comparable entities.

    Cons

    Being a law firm, the politics are rampant and initiatives are difficult to move forward if they induce change. Interdepartmental coordination can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more of the right resources, and streamline initiatives to align with company growth.


  6. "Practice Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman full-time

    Pros

    Great management at the firm.

    Cons

    Co-workers who lack a sense of urgency.


  7. "Client Services Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman full-time

    Pros

    Great people and rewarding environment.

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities for staff.

  8. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The collaborative nature between the partners and associates is unlike any I've seen. I have wide latitude to take the initiative and interact directly with clients. I'm on a first name basis with most of my clients and interact directly with them daily. Pretty unheard of for being here only two years.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of. It's a great work environment

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Secretary"

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

    I have been working at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman full-time

    Pros

    Employee Longevity; relaxed environment; convenient location to public transportation to and from home

    Cons

    High Deductible Health Plans; Located in Times Square; Outsourced support services


  10. "First Year Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collegiate environment; good guidance and mentorship from partners and senior associates. In relation to other biglaw, good work/life balance. Good commitment to diversity.

    Cons

    Some miscommunication in work delegation to associates among partners.