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White & Case Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Structured and productive environment to work for (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people, interesting work, intellectually rewarding (in 7 reviews)

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

  • Long hours and possibility to work weekends (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, relative freedom and modern office space

    Cons

    Long hours, unpredictability and no respect for personal life (usually the case in all big law firms)


  5. "Entrepreneurial environment, but needs more collaboration"

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

    I have been working at White & Case full-time

    Pros

    You can focus efforts on where you think you will make the most impact. If you are an associate, you can have an international experience early in your career.

    Cons

    It does not always feel like everyone is working toward achieving the same goals. There are some departments that appear to operate as silos.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on establishing clear communication channels across the whole firm that reward collaboration and problem solving among departments.


  6. "Legal Assistant Interview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at White & Case full-time

    Pros

    Friend environment, Great work ethics and a positive experience overall.

    Cons

    Very demanding but I personally find that very motivating because the work is rewarding.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible management and no loyalty."

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at White & Case full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The lawyers are great to work with and there are many benefits. You work in a team environment and this makes the work flow smoother. This is a great place if they get proper management.

    Cons

    Since there is no loyalty, you never feel that you have a secure job and you don't really have anyone to turn to if an issue arises.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take some classes on interaction with people. Empathy would be nice too. E.g. When an employee ask to leave an hour early because an uncle died, don't reply "Wasn't that two weeks ago" when the employee's step-father died.

  8. "Biglaw"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at White & Case full-time

    Pros

    Complex and interesting cases; early exposure to substantive work

    Cons

    Large teams; opportunities for on-your-feet work


  9. "Manager"

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

    I worked at White & Case full-time

    Pros

    Nice Co-Workers, location and Benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough people on shift


  10. "Law Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at White & Case full-time

    Pros

    Large Firm that is well known.

    Cons

    Large Firm that has passive-aggressive people.

    Advice to Management

    Watch underlings in charge - some questionable choices being made.


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