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

  • "Long hours but that is to be expected at any law firm and here you are compensated well for your time(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Paralegal"

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      Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY

      I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great people to work with, big projects

      Cons

      Work life balance can be hard

      Weil Gotshal2019-02-05
    • "Adminstrative"

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      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 for more than 6 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...

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      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.

      Weil Gotshal2018-10-17
    • "Excellent culture and respect for life outside work"

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      Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Mountain View, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Each attorney (and staff member, for that matter) really cares about eachother. There are a lot of "buzz words" people use to describe life at big law, like "work-life balance" and "dedication to pro bono" - but at Weil, the respect for associate's home lives is authentic. Partners and associates bend over backwards to transition associates off of deals or cases when they have vacations, weddings, or babies coming up,...

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      Cons

      Weil's Silicon Valley corporate group is a powerhouse with a glowing reputation, and that keeps things very busy for associates. The high standards for hiring laterals has kept the group small even as the work load is increasing, but the firm is clearly dedicated to expanding "the right way" by maintaining its high standards even in the face of what are currently very heavy workloads for associates. That being said,...

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      Advice to Management

      Continue to monitor associate numbers, and ensure that incoming classes are large enough to reflect realistic potential attrition to clients, considering the high bar set for lateral hires.

      Weil Gotshal2015-06-11
    • "big law"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Weil Gotshal

      Pros

      Main pros are salary, benefits, and some interesting work. and some smart people. Also some good training opportunities.

      Cons

      culture, culture, culture, no work life balance, basically what you think of when you think of a big law firm, only heightened.

      Weil Gotshal2014-10-10
    • "Attorney"

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      Current Employee - Attorney, 3rd-Year 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      People are great. Work life balance is very good. Great client list (when there is work). See cons.

      Cons

      Not much going on. Lack of work is concerning. Always following on pay scale which makes no sense.

      Advice to Management

      More transparency.

      Weil Gotshal2014-08-11
    • "Weil cares about their people"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time

      Pros

      - excellent work/life balance - great pay - great management/structure

      Cons

      - limited room for growth at satellite offices

      Weil Gotshal2014-07-17
    • "Work-life balance, benefits, and people are the best"

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

      I have been working at Weil Gotshal full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The benefits including days off, sicks days, and medical insurance are great People are nice Work-life balance is fantastic

      Cons

      There is little room for advancement, raises are very low, compensation could be improved

      Advice to Management

      Address the lack of promotions, increase pay

      Weil Gotshal2014-04-30
    • Helpful (4)

      "Good Work/Life Balance on the Support Side"

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      Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Weil Gotshal

      Pros

      The work/life balance is quite good for the support staff Fair total compensation within law firm support environment; good benefits Executive leadership plans well for to take firm through good and bad economic times Good people to work within support departments

      Cons

      There's low career advancement and low professional growth Few industry best practices adopted or followed Few deadlines or plans followed; slow decision making process Lack of leadership; initiative; and committment in some departments

      Advice to Management

      Establish overall goals and try to meet those goals; improve communication; make group more leading edge, dynamic work environment

      Weil Gotshal2009-02-10
    • "Trainee"

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      Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Weil Gotshal

      Pros

      - High levels of responsibility - Frequent client contact - Ability to control own matters and become draft/negotiate aspects of transactions - Market-leading private equity practice

      Cons

      - Reduced support staff - Work life balance

      Weil Gotshal2018-05-15
    • Helpful (3)

      "Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Weil Gotshal

      Pros

      work/life balance is possible, but it all depends on the group your in. Benefits are ok, but much better for lawyers.

      Cons

      For support staff...no guidance from management. Too much work and little time to mentor/train staff. IF you have to work late, management makes a big deal about car and meal allowance. My experience could have been better, but very stressful. It's really hard to complete your work when senior members don't share info...until its too late.

      Advice to Management

      I don't think management in certain groups care about what staff thinks. your told you should be happy you still have a job. Go figure.

      Weil Gotshal2009-07-22
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