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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great benefit package.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Great culture and people with fantastic learning opportunities(in 3 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours, but there's no way to avoid that when you have significant responsibility and work for sophisticated clients.(in 5 reviews)
  • "So those who are saying that salary is good obviously were very junior at their previous firms.(in 3 reviews)
  • "A lot of the good people left.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Firm, Good People, Amazing Experience

    Nov 2, 2022 - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing experience and exposure, people are very nice, culture is great and you are genuinely cared for

    Cons

    Can be crazy hours, while overtime pay is there and brings up the total compensation to about 80-90k, that's only because you're working a lot. Almost as much as corporate lawyers at less fancy firms. Base Pay should be more in my opinion. Although they have a lot of policies in place to help paralegals get the breaks they need.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good people

    Nov 9, 2022 - Anonymous/Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good people and hard working

    Cons

    Hard to make change and point blame if a mistake is done.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good but Intense

    Oct 5, 2022 - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent pay but incredibly long hours

    Cons

    Very long hours and unpredictable schedule

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    great firm

    Jun 21, 2022 - IT Systems Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good firm to work for

    Cons

    no cons to report as of now

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Salary

    Jun 17, 2022 - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great M&A firm to learn

    Cons

    Around the clock work schedule

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place

    May 9, 2022 - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Overall no turnover. Stable and great work life balance. Amazing benefits

    Cons

    There should be more Room for growth for support staff

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good pay and benefits, massive stress

    Sep 14, 2021 - Legal Word Processor in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Salaries, benefits, and perks (free food especially) are great.

    Cons

    Mega-stressful pressure-cooker environment, even by top law firm standards. Some attorneys are great, but a number can be quite abusive. You need a thick skin and good stress management tools.

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  8. 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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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Impressive

    Feb 3, 2021 - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  10. 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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Wachtell Lipton has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 49 reviews left anonymously by employees. 63% of employees would recommend working at Wachtell Lipton to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 9% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Wachtell Lipton employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Wachtell Lipton. This rating has improved by 10% over the last 12 months.

63% of Wachtell Lipton employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Wachtell Lipton 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Wachtell Lipton to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, compensation.

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