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Weil Gotshal Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • Very long hours, Management has changed for the worse, Attorneys does not communicate well (in 12 reviews)

  • I have no cons with regard to this law firm (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "As a Temporary Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Weil Gotshal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and employees are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Was not a permanent employee.


  2. "Smart Lawyers, Cold Environment, Great TIGT"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked here a short time and felt like I was on Gilligan's Island, working on my stuff in my interior office. The mentoring is mediocre. I had lunch with my "Mentor" once and there was no plan. I think the newish manager has made the culture better, and the work is challenging.

    Cons

    IF you are among the chosen that is given challenging stuff. Otherwise, they have you filing out confessions of judgment as a first year. Or you could do a writ petition. It's a bit of a toss up. The writing goes through the ususal revisions, costing the client money. I'm glad I'm not there. Not a happy place.

  3. "Fine. Good Training and Perks."

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Seamless meals after 730 pm

    Cons

    Boring as heck if you're younger. Under no circumstances should you be paralegal as an introduction to being a lawyer.

    Advice to Management

    Got nothing. Boring job.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, great cafeteria with reasonable prices, recently renovated all floors

    Cons

    unprofessional communication between colleagues, manager hides in offices and only gets involved to create anxiety and panic amongst the team


  5. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Litigation Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Litigation Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    hard workers - great subject matter and very interesting work.

    Cons

    no personal life. The name of the game is billiables. Knock down doors for assignments.


  6. "Excellent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good salary for secretarial staff. Merit-based raises and good bonuses for those who do well. In 13 years almost all the attorneys I supported were lovely, only one or two difficult to work with.

    Cons

    Difficult to find mentors for those who want to move laterally. If you are a good assistant they seem to want to keep you there.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and promote admin talent. Don't just have mentors for attorneys. Smart, capable assistants can often become bored and need to be challenged.


  7. "Excellent Firm, Great Benifits"

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    Former Employee - Financial Systems Network/Database Administrator/Business Systems Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Systems Network/Database Administrator/Business Systems Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    IT Team is Excellent, they have the backing from Senior Partners and Steering Committee's.

    Cons

    Career growth path's need to be expanded.

  8. "Vindictive Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good firm but don't challenge management. They will make your time a nightmare.

    Cons

    Good pay and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Play fair


  9. "Positive work environment"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weil Gotshal (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Weil are very nice, and the firm hires the top talent in the industry. The opportunity to get exposed to various aspects of the legal industry are unrivaled in regards to corporate and litigation work for large deals.

    Cons

    The hours can be rough, the if you go in to the job knowing this is the case it should not come as a surprise. Not much upward mobility for paralegal, though, again, this should not come as a surprise.

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful to encourage more risk taking in the firm's culture. Focus on developing your human capital, and making sure you hire the right people for the job.


  10. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Weil Gotshal (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Terrific mentors, opportunities to work with fantastic and prestigious clients and high level interesting work.

    Cons

    Intense pressure and during down-economy your plate is filled with insurance work and bankruptcy work from institutional clients (better than being laid off however).


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