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Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Wonderful environment to work in (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 13 reviews)

  • Work life balance can sometimes be difficult due to long hours (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Lawyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lawyer in Poland, OH
    Former Employee - Lawyer in Poland, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A lot of interesting projects/transaction to work on - mainly cross-border assignments.

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance especially if you are on junior position.


  2. "Law Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Company treats their employees well, but slow"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, new building, company cares about their employees, great benefits and on-site nurse

    Cons

    Slow paced, very basic administrative work, poor review process and management. Get the highest salary you can, because you won't get large raises. no bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to actually evaluate who is crucial to your team and who is not. It would save you tons of money and add value to your employees if you got rid of those who don't do the work / don't know how to do the work and focused on give people more purpose to their day.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Services (Non-legal) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Services (Non-legal) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive environment, good comp, interesting work

    Cons

    Career is somewhat limited in business services, as upper positions open infrequently

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career path for new comers. Don't just talk about it, show it.


  5. "The worst law firm Ive ever worked for hands down"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at White & Case full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is the only reason I still work here. When something else comes along I'm heading for the door period!

    Cons

    I hate to say racism but it is what is. especially the human resource folk maybe except one person in that dept. they spy on you for no reason,they even watch when you go to lunch and when you return.


  6. "Paralegal"

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

    Pros

    Lots of varied work depending on the practice groups

    Cons

    minimal work life balance but that is basically the situation in all large law firms.


  7. "attorney"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good outlook great pay peopl

    Cons

    long hours tons of work

    Advice to Management

    less hours


  8. Helpful (1)

    "They couldn't care less about support staff"

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    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at White & Case full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of PTO and corporate perks like free admission to museums. Good cafeteria.

    Cons

    Attorneys have more respect for their desk chairs than the paralegals. No one has work life balance and very few people have any appreciation for any of the support staff. This is a stress culture where everyone competes to be more upset and burnt out. It's a bizarre culture.

    If you aren't an attorney, you are an idiot to work hard here. There is no job trajectory, there is no bonus structure, and partners refuse to "ok" overtime.

    I worked here for almost ten years and am still close to several attorneys. When I left, no one said anything. Not congratulations on the new job, what are you doing next, etc. It was a lousy feeling.


  9. "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Office Services Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Office Services Clerk in Washington, DC

    I worked at White & Case full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive environment, positive supervisor, decent hours, reasonable tasks, respectable clientele and colleagues

    Cons

    Pay, administration, organization, lack of cooperation, short staffed

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Support Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Support Workers in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Support Workers in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The firm cares a lot about the attorneys and providing perks and sometimes those perks trickle down to support staff. There is a generous PTO and 401k matching after 1 year

    Cons

    Very difficult to achieve promotions higher than a few percent internally. Some departments are very closed door.

    Advice to Management

    Adding just a few more dollars to a salary will keep someone longer.


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