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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Weil, Gotshal & Manges

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, market-leading, entrepreneurial."
Pros: 
  • Very competitive remuneration.
  • Weil gives trainees a great deal of responsibility, meaning they are able to learn quickly.
  • The firm has a friendly yet professional working atmosphere.
  • The small intake of trainees ensures that everyone is well supported throughout their training contracts.
Cons: 
  • Hours can be long and unpredictable.
  • Work flow can be varied, with peaks and troughs.
  • Occasionally trainees may be required to work on weekends.
  • Seat rotation could be more open and flexible.
Culture
7.2 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
6.3 / 10
 
Salary
9.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.7 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"I genuinely do not believe that there is an ideal Weil candidate in relation to background...."

"Trainees socialise together through occasional events which they organise themselves...."

"Weil does have a formal training programme but I believe, as compared to my peers,..."

"My experiences of being mentored while at the firm have been very good, and building..."

"The London office is just off Fleet Street, and is very new and modern. The dress..."

"Again, this depends on the department – you can go from doing 20 hour days, to..."

"Salary is very high among competitors and generally in line with, but higher than,..."

"Taxis and dinner if working after 9.00 pm."

"I came through the vacation scheme and received a training contract through that...."

"Here I was asked how I perceived Weil as being different from other London/US law..."

"We have all the usual recycling facilities for paper, plastics and cardboard. I know..."

"One black partner, three female partners, not very racially diverse, but LGBT is..."

"As a trainee, there are reviews every three months, and then every six months as..."

"Being a small office, there's often something of an ‘all hands on deck’ mentality,..."

"We have a dynamic head of pro bono at the firm, who has boosted the general commitment..."

"The people, the level of responsibility that you will be given in certain departments..."

"The unpredictable, long hours can be a bit of a negative."

"I wanted to be given as much responsibility as I could handle and to be engaged in..."

"I have already accepted a position as an NQ at the firm."

"The firm gives you a day off on your birthday!"

"Sociable, innovative and charismatic."

"The firm should allow trainees to have some say in their first seat."

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