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Weil Gotshal Reviews

Updated October 17, 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
  • "Support staff is well aware that they are not as valued or respected as the attorneys" (in 7 reviews)

  • "All the other ills of working at a big law firm in NYC" (in 5 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. "Adminstrative"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Staff - Legal Department in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff - Legal Department in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to the law field , great experience

    Cons

    This law firm is cheap. There is no work/life balance. They force you to work on national holidays/ even when the company is closed. The compensation is a joke. No moral, no opportunities for advancement. You have to know someone who knows someone here. They will hire and promote people with less education, skill and experience. They will pass you over and look to consulting companies rather than hire from within. Certain employees get favored and treated differently . One in particular employee in the Library is extremely lazy will dodge work, blame others, take credit for work she didn't do.
    Management fears her, they will protect her, throw you under the bus for her even when she's wrong. Management is scared of her. She's a biggot, and a racist. Don't work here!!!. Daniella

    Advice to Management

    Stop supporting employees who are fake, those who pretend to work. Management leadership is too old or lacking. You need new blood. Need to get rid of ineffective employees.

  3. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice associates, good HR staff, some stellar partners

    Cons

    Lots of duds in the partnership. because of those on top, it makes it more difficult to rise in the ranks

    Advice to Management

    clean house and don't tolerate bad behavior under the guise of having a history with someone


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Firm, not so great management"

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    Former Employee - Billing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Billing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Firm tries to make employees feel appreciated with doing small things such as ice cream socials, etc.
    Surrounded by hard working, friendly people

    Cons

    Management is a nightmare especially to women. They know billing and can be helpful but have no idea how to deal with people. Make one mistake and you will get ripped to shreds. They love to talk down to you. But this only applies to the females. The males in the department do no wrong. That is the only con to this firm but terrible enough to make you not want to stay.


  5. "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.


  6. "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!


  7. 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

  8. "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.


  9. "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!


  10. "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.


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