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Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "Really great firm for recent grads"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley Rein full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wiley Rein is an awesome place to get your feet wet in Washington, D.C. The staff goes above and beyond to provide training and guidance in your first couple of months. Other project assistants/legal assistants are in their mid-upper 20's, and you'll be paired with a Legal Assistant mentor to help you out in your first year.

    Cons

    There is a bit of of a HR/Operations shake up happening in D.C. in general, so turnover is pretty high. Most Project Assistants and Legal Assistants only stay for two years, which can make long-term projects difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Hire/recruit BEFORE things get busy. Short-staffed periods are brutal.


  2. "Employee review"

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

    I have been working at Wiley Rein full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. The company takes care of its employees. Great experience.

    Cons

    My trainer didn’t prepare me or assist me with tasks my position required.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Staff"

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

    I worked at Wiley Rein full-time

    Pros

    Firm reputation.
    Breakfast served once per week.

    Cons

    Management has inability to see its own flaws.
    Little respect for support staff in all areas.
    Disregard for policies and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Remove Managing Partner from management of support staff.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great firm!"

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

    I worked at Wiley Rein full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who really care about you. Small enough office so everyone is on a first name basis. Take a genuine interest in your professional development.

    Cons

    They were starting to change this when I left, but the staff is treated differently than professionals. Had to clock-in (believe this is gone), couldn't join affinity groups, etc.


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    "Culture Change"

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

    I worked at Wiley Rein full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great and some good employees

    Cons

    Overall environment has changed dramatically. Not the same firm


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    "Support Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley Rein full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great Location two major metro rail lines

    Cons

    Shading and Backstabbers and they under pay unless they really like you

    Advice to Management

    Learn People SAkills and Tell the truth


  7. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Wiley Rein full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers with many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Salary is rather low for living in DC.

  8. "Solid employer"

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

    Pros

    Humanistic approach to decision-making
    Thoughtful, planned approach to decision-making
    Market salaries
    Excellent benefits
    Fantastic location

    Cons

    Attorneys are beyond pampered
    Transition to 2nd generation leadership a challenge for many
    Favoritism
    20 word minimum is too many. 20 word minimum is too many. 20 word minimum is way too many.


  9. "Loved my interview and on-boarding experience."

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wiley Rein full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The WR recruiter I worked with through the interview and orientation process was amazing. The on-boarding orientation/training was helpful and I felt at home shortly after the day I arrived for day one training. All of the HR, training, and practice group team members have been wonderful.

    Cons

    I live in MD, so looking for an affordable place in DC can be discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    None. You are doing well!


  10. "Strong Law Firm Good Technology"

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

    Pros

    New generation management bringing firm up to speed with the modern workforce.

    Cons

    Downtown Washington DC Commute and Parking


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