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Updated Jun 10, 2021

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3.6
70%
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77%
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Wachtell Lipton Co-Chairman Edward D. Herlihy (no image)
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12 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good Companny

    Jun 10, 2021 - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A lot of training and great staff.

    Cons

    Salary is low and some Executives are not kind people.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Impressive

    Feb 3, 2021 - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Best minds in the legal field, prominent and meaningful matters, provides strong understanding of what it takes to work at a top tier law firm

    Cons

    24/7 responsiveness, title of "paralegal" serves little purpose to anywhere but law or business school, your time is not your own even outside the office

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place!

    Feb 12, 2021 - Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great experience, fun environment, great teammates

    Cons

    none to great of a place!

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Overall Law Firm Except For Work Load And Competitiveness

    Nov 15, 2020 - Corporate Lawyer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    High Paying Amazing Professional High. Endowment

    Cons

    Work Load Competitiveness Stress All In All Amazing

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    A great job out of college

    Sep 24, 2020 - Paralegal 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Perfect opportunity to get a glimpse into corporate law / biglaw to see if it's the right fit for you

    Cons

    Work is around the clock, but you have the support of your fellow paras should you need help

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Goo Culture

    Sep 28, 2020 - Audit Senior Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Better than big 4 in terms of hours; more exposure to more areas of the audit than big 4

    Cons

    Smaller brand name; hours can be demanding during busy season

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Same Old Same Old

    Apr 13, 2020 - Administrative in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits, but no big difference than any other firm. Attorneys get the bulk of the full use of the benefits. There are good people and good perks like pantry items.

    Cons

    During coronavirus and remote working, paid all staff a one time bonus. Thought this was firm's appreciation for us using our own equipment and resources for their benefit, but then they decided the day before payday to withhold already accrued overtime. They said the bonus should cover overtime already earned, but not everyone did overtime and still got the same amount in bonus. Therefore you go the extra mile, and you're given the shorter end of the stick. Will contact the DOL once this is over. Partner secretaries seem to get the better "fringe" benefits and they have the poorest skills. They are always passing off their work to other departments and when returning it to their assigned attorneys, they claim they did it. Some associates are very high maintenance and don't know the definition of teamwork. Compensation is not all that compared to other firms. So those who are saying that salary is good obviously were very junior at their previous firms.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Salary

    Sep 15, 2020 - Audit Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The culture and the atmosphere

    Cons

    The salary, the work life balance

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Review

    Oct 16, 2020 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    We are busy all the time

    Cons

    Expected to be working all the time

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Teller

    Nov 9, 2020 - Teller in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very nice work environment h

    Cons

    Not a good lunch yable

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