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Weil Gotshal Reviews

Updated May 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Great people, office to work in (in 10 reviews)

  • Interesting work - some good and nice people to work with (in 8 reviews)

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

  • Support staff is well aware that they are not as valued or respected as the attorneys (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly big law"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved it. Great place to work. Nespresso machine

    Cons

    Location by Central Park is too crowded

    Advice to Management

    ....


  2. "Good Experience, Negative Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Chance to work in a professional, well established law office
    -Semi-decent salary, bonus, annual raises
    -Opportunity to work with some bright and friendly people
    -Benefits are great, good job security

    Cons

    -Plenty of sour people in the office that try and bring others down
    -HR is in denial and do very little to eliminate unnecessary drama and put a stop to it
    -People in high- up HR gossip about people in the office
    -Support staff is well aware that they are not as valued or respected as the attorneys
    -Some very negative attitudes in the office, people with seniority waiting for their pensions & disgruntled coordinators in HR

    Advice to Management

    There are so many gems in the office, acknowledge people that work hard and bring a positive presence into the office.

  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time

    Pros

    High-level work. Partners/Senior Associates not afraid to give big responsibilities to juniors.

    Cons

    Same big law cons. Hours are tough.

    Advice to Management

    Doing great!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IS Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - LAN Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - LAN Administrator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent health and 401k benefits

    Cons

    HQ IT department is extremely controlling and restricts regional IT offices from being able to effectively carry out their daily job functions


  5. "great firm great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time

    Pros

    BFR colleagues: these are the people you'd hang out with outside of work

    Cons

    Not that I'm aware of yet.


  6. "Best Place to learn"

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

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time

    Pros

    Harvard of all law firms. Its a great first job

    Cons

    None - the company has many opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "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.

  8. "Paralegal"

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

    I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work - some good and nice people to work with. Top firm with great reputation.

    Cons

    As a paralegal, usually not considered part of "the team."


  9. "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.


  10. "Great Firm"

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

    I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated, talented people who help make the hours worthwhile

    Cons

    The hours are what you'd expect


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