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3.9
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Winston & Strawn Managing Partner Tom Fitzgerald
56% Approve of CEO

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Winston & Strawn Managing Partner Tom Fitzgerald
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  • "Secretarial management keep their legal secretary friends employed there despite the noticeable fact that those legal secretaries are incompetent.(in 21 reviews)
  • "No partnership potential, frequent layoffs, low morale(in 10 reviews)
  • "Long hours and general availability is expected.(in 8 reviews)
  • "Antiquated culture.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Salaries aren't bad but annual bonuses are incredibly stingy.(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Associate Attorney

    Feb 12, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Offers the opportunity to work on a variety of complex transactions. Not a generic large law firm environment.

    Cons

    Historically there were communication issues between partnership and associates. Over the past year the firm has done a solid job of trying to remedy this situation.

    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    associate

    Jun 25, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and great work.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be bad

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Legal secretary

    Aug 26, 2018 - Legal Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, pay and training were very good

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very over worked. It was hard to ask and get time off when needed.

    2 people found this review helpful

    Winston & Strawn Response

    Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your review of Winston & Strawn. We take employee feedback seriously and want to be responsive when we hear from someone who does not feel the firm is providing a positive staff experience. Winston is committed to addressing work/life balance and other areas of improvement identified by our employees through our Engagement Surveys. We make every effort to accommodate requests for time off while ensuring that all team members have an opportunity to schedule time off and that the firm is sufficiently staffed to meet business needs. Employees are encouraged to contact their manager or supervisor to address specific individual concerns with regard to hours, workload, flexible schedules, and other such matters.

  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work!

    Apr 15, 2021 - Project Coordinator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Staff is very friendly!

    Cons

    There are none at this time.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great balance compared to other BigLaw firms

    Sep 29, 2010 - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people that are attracted to Winston are pretty cool as compared to other A type lawyers. Compensation and work/life balance are excellent.

    Cons

    Feedback about how you are doing could be much better. As with all large law firms it can be difficult to plan your life since their are times when you are extremely busy and times when there is barely anything to do, and these times can be unpredictable.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    good

    May 27, 2022 - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great work life balance here

    Cons

    compensation lower than average in industry

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Team

    Sep 13, 2022 - Technical Support Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Winston and Strawn because of the team I am surrounded by as well as the work/life balance I am provided.

    Cons

    Some dates is harder than others to be away from the office.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great Benefits but poor work/life balance

    Sep 22, 2016 - Accounting in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you can hack it, it's a great place to learn and gain experience and move up if you're qualified or move on if you're over it. Benefits are top notch (BCBS, MLA, 401k), competitive salary, cafe is eye pleasing and a very diverse staff .

    Cons

    Long stressful hours, weekend hours during busy season. No work/life balance here. Be prepared to be micromanaged which brings low moral and very high turnover.

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    9 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great firm culture for support staff

    Feb 22, 2017 - Docket Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment Nice office Good quality technology Efficient work place Great work life balance The location is great in terms of transport and lunch options

    Cons

    Break rooms kind of dumpy Not a lot of major negatives to speak of Rare to see natural sun light from any interior office which requires having to go find it

    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good work; tough partners

    Sep 17, 2019 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work with plenty of early opportunities

    Cons

    They will work you hard and you shouldn’t expect work life balance as an associate - the best junior associates seem to always burn out after being expected to work around the clock

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