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Weil Gotshal Reviews

Updated April 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with, big projects" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great firm to work for, excellent benefits" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very long hours, Management has changed for the worse, Attorneys does not communicate well" (in 14 reviews)

  • "I have no cons with regard to this law firm" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "HR Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, positive environment with room for growth. Provides training and development.

    Cons

    Can't think of many cons


  2. "Paralegal"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and office location.

    Cons

    Standard big law "professional" atmosphere (i.e., don't expect smiles or even an acknowledgment from coworkers when passing in the hallway).

    Advice to Management

    Training! The skill sets of some of the attorneys and staff are not up to the caliber that they should be for a top tier law firm.

  3. "Great firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time

    Pros

    Training and culture. Quality of work.

    Cons

    Politics can be a bit much at time


  4. "Worse over time"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting cases, strong brand recognition

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship, you are made to feel expendable and just like another number, crazy billable hours


  5. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

    Great substantive work right away.

    Cons

    Long hours, unpredictability, unclear expectations.


  6. "Paralegal"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, big projects

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hard


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - IP Litigation Paralegal in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - IP Litigation Paralegal in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and thought provoking work with the best lawyers in the business.

    Cons

    Long hours with overbearing administrative management.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on needless overhead in the form of administrative costs which can now be outsourced efficiently to HR service providers.

  8. "Junior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weil Gotshal full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and administrative support.

    Cons

    No real interest in your long-term career trajectory.


  9. "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.


  10. "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