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Updated June 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people, interesting work, intellectually rewarding" (in 7 reviews)

  • "GREAT benefits, relaxed atmosphere, good people" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of work-life balance especially if you are on junior position" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Long hours, like all big-law positions" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "A true global company."

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

    I worked at White & Case full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best IT team ever and great support!

    Cons

    None. None. None. nOne. None.


  2. "Great Company and Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Financial Compliance Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Compliance Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at White & Case full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Generous vacation days
    Friendly employees
    Good work life balance
    Laid back environment
    Employee incentive program
    Genuinely cares about welfare of employees

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward advancement in certain departments
    Financial advancement each year is low
    Promotions are limited
    Titles are seldom advanced

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the skills and work that employees bring to the table. Provide more opportunities for career development or mentor ship.

  3. "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at White & Case full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are nice to work with

    Cons

    Long hours as one would expect


  4. "System Engineer - Application"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at White & Case full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GREAT benefits, relaxed atmosphere, good people!

    Cons

    Not a lot of movement within organization


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Upward Mobility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at White & Case full-time

    Pros

    Lots of oppurtunities to changes career paths, create roles, and move up.

    Cons

    This is a high-achieving firm. Do not expect to do well by only sticking to your job description.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Management; You will not feel valued"

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    Former Employee - Practice Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Practice Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at White & Case full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package esp medical. There are some groups that are great to work with.

    Cons

    There is no growth in the secretarial department. At one point there were opportunities but they were given to the "favorites". Management does not treat you well, unless you are a favorite. Management doesn't know who is a valued employee and who isn't. They also don't have a clue as to who does what on a day to day basis. They also don't know their own policies. One day, you will be told one thing and the next something different. If there is an issue, don't brother going to the direct manager. Go above and keep going until it's fixed. The moral of firm is down. Has been for years now. No year end bonus. The "bonus" is what the attorneys give you. Some will give nothing!

    Advice to Management

    Take another look at who you have running departments. You are losing valuable employees due to being mistreated. Secretarial Management should have experience with sitting at a desk on a day to day basis. They should know who knows their job and who doesn't. Start showing your employees that they matter. Remember all of your employees are part of the team, not just the attorneys.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Business Services/Secretarial"

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    Current Employee - Practice Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Practice Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at White & Case full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. LOVE the new space. Health benefits are awesome (medical/dental). Very flexible with PTO believe it or not. Exposed to and able to learn about the different law practices and areas, and not just focusing on the administrative side.

    Cons

    Everything is great except for the secretarial Backup Team Lead/Senior Team Lead designations on each of the practice floors. Whoever thought up this idea instead of investing in and hiring a new secretarial supervisor made a big mistake because the team lead situation is causing friction between the secretaries. It was not a good idea to designate unqualified secretaries as "mini-supervisors".

    Advice to Management

    Work diligently and more effectively to eliminate the secretarial Team Lead situation. Instead, designate 1 secretarial coordinator on each floor, where they are in charge of delegating workflow, and they are the key person to go to for resourceful information. Don't tie in the "mini-supervisor" roles, because it is causing many issues to the point where it doesn't feel like a team environment. Instead, it feels like we are divided. Implement a new management system for the secretaries where the "supervisor" responsibilities are taken away from them (for example, scheduling PTO, etc.), and given to a new & qualified supervisor that oversees the operations of the secretarial environment and assignments. We already have a manager who manages the department; we just need a supervisor who supervises us. Make sure that the supervisor is qualified for the job. If done this way, the friction would lessen between the secretaries, it would be more of a team-oriented environment, and the management system would not appear so mixed up or confusing. Designating unqualified secretaries to be "supervisors" KILLS the team-oriented feel of the environment. Create more balance by hiring a secretarial supervisor.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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

    I worked at White & Case full-time

    Pros

    Stimulating professional environment with comprehensive benefits package

    Cons

    Depending on given project demands, work-life balance can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Look at the big picture before pinching pennies now to spend more later


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative work environment"

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

    I have been working at White & Case full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are kind and personable; collaborative, team-oriented community

    Cons

    Long hours, like all big-law positions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at White & Case full-time

    Pros

    -Great overtime pay.
    -Lots of opportunity to work with experienced attorneys.

    Cons

    Long hours and possibility to work weekends.


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