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Wachtell Lipton Reviews

Updated July 23, 2018
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  1. "Legal Assistant"

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

    I worked at Wachtell Lipton full-time

    Pros

    Working with the best and brightest in the industry, covering front page-WSJ transactions, provides insight into whether corporate law is a good career path for you

    Cons

    On call 24/7 (but easy to set boundaries, within reason), very fast-paced (also a pro)


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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

    I worked at Wachtell Lipton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefit package. Very organized company.

    Cons

    May stay in same role for a while.

  3. "Corporate Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachtell Lipton full-time

    Pros

    Salary and overtime, experience, exposure.

    Cons

    Hours, Hours, Hours, Hours, Hours.


  4. "Helpdesk/Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Heldesk/Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Heldesk/Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wachtell Lipton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    5 week PTO... Various drinks in the pantry... OT availability.

    Cons

    Most people are nasty, hot head and disrespectful. Micromanagement environment with 0 concern to its staff. outdated training. Call center where you have to log EVERYTHING from breaks, to lunch, meetings etc.

    Advice to Management

    Taje care of your people and reduce turnover.


  5. "Not all bad"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wachtell Lipton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fully stocked break rooms. Plenty of overtime, if you wanted it. Firm paid health benefits, no out of pocket

    Cons

    There were some bad seeds when I was there, which eventually led to my leaving. Workplace bullying and social promotion of incompetent people. Turnover in the IT department. A lot of the good people left.

    Advice to Management

    Management was the problem.


  6. "Legal Receptionists"

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    Former Employee - Legal Receptionist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wachtell Lipton (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything was great about this company

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    To many people to answer to.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "My Old Family Hme"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wachtell Lipton full-time

    Pros

    They work you hard but they pay you for it. You are a member of their family.

    Cons

    Sometimes the managing attorneys can be a bit rude to staff.

    Advice to Management

    remember that you used to be us.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Interaction Data Steward"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wachtell Lipton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very nice offices, great location, great benefits, strong internal and external training available, good interdepartmental communication, generally, you will deal with polite and respectful people, however, some partners can be quite disrespectful and condescending no matter what.

    Cons

    Thr admin is treated as a lower cast, OT has become unavailable in the past 5 years, no recognition of cost of life and no salary increase have been received in the past 10 years (I don't count a 2% increase at one time), no possibility of growth within the firm for admin (or very rare and not always based on merrits), generally low salaries for NY prices/cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    if you want to cut down the number of people supporting lawers, but you want to have great secretaries and great, competent staff that gets the job done and do it well, you have to pay them about 100K or you will continue to lose good people. this is NY. 65-70K can barely cover the basic needs (rent, utilities, food, clothing) in NY, let alone vacations, or if you have a child(ren).


  9. "Ok place to work but no growth potential"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wachtell Lipton (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good administrative support system in place. Enjoyed the work environment and co-workers.

    Cons

    As a member of the support staff, felt there was no growth potential so I left after 5 years. I worked for two attorneys but after I left, I understand that the secretarial staff had to work for large groups of attorneys (sometimes as many as 10). Some of my former co-workers complained that they couldn't pay sufficient attention to every attorney they were assigned to.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention and try to keep long-term employees engaged in the work.


  10. "Summer Intern experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great exposure to law field and substantive work

    Cons

    Long hours and huge demand of time


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