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Willkie Farr Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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  1. "Help Desk Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in West Hempstead, NY
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in West Hempstead, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willkie Farr (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Associates, Patners ans staff are wonderful to work with. I miss it everyday.

    Cons

    I was thoroughly happy there. I did not have a problem with Willkie.


  2. "Corporate Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willkie Farr full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, challenging projects, great office location

    Cons

    Low pay. Managers are disconnected from projects and expectations

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers


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    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willkie Farr full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has excellent employee benefits. The firm has outstanding structure, whenever a new program was going to be rolled out we were given classes and educated about the new program and how it was going to work. The help desk was always very helpful, the attorneys were friendly for the most part. I really enjoyed my time working at WFG, we were always made to feel valued as an employee. The management was always very approachable and personable.

    Cons

    I didn't really feel like there were many cons to working at WFG. I greatly respected their vision and felt like I contributed to a great firm when I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. "Senior Associate (left in 2010)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willkie Farr (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, reasonable workload, good location. Good to be a satellite office of larger firm so you don't get involved in politics

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to be made partner from within unless someone else retires/leaves. Lack of closeness to NY office can make it harder to get resources

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer about what other options there are other than partner (e.g, special counsel) and what those opportunities might pay and how long it would take to reach those tiers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "lowered expectations"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Willkie Farr (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary, nice location, free coffee

    Cons

    Boys club, building is dated with dirty carpeting.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Willkie Farr (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone's really nice and approachable

    Cons

    No cons in my experience


  8. "Great firm"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great people; fun atmosphere; open-door policy is real

    Cons

    Bad management of associates; work is not even distributed


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place I have ever worked!"

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Billing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting/Billing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willkie Farr full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Summer Friday's
    Early leave on Friday's before holiday weekends, both "NO LUNCH".
    Partners and administrative assistants are nice and helpful.
    March madness pool

    Cons

    You are treated like a child. It feels more like a prison then an office job. Management has no respect for employees, reprimands in front of all. Talks badly about employees to others. Makes very insulting comments. Most antiquated accounting department and prides themselves on being "thin". Hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some management skills. Revamp the entire accounting department, starting from the top.


  10. "Legal Assitant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Willkie Farr (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Made great relationships and learned how to thrive in a high pressure big law firm environment.

    Cons

    You will come across people who will try to intimidate you. If you don’t play their game, you can’t lose.


  11. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, nice, normal attorneys; transparent about expectations and firm information.

    Cons

    Hours can sometimes be long and unpredictable.


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