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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)
"Friendly, hard-working and respected."
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...

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"The training at the firm is exceptional. Colleagues at all levels spare a great deal..."

"Solicitors and partners are generally very approachable and available. The commitment..."

"The offices are fine but there aren't really any special facilities beyond a cafe,..."

"I’m working about the same as I expected. Pressure to put in face time in some..."

"Pay is excellent and bonuses are good (though not in line with US bonus payments,..."

"You get an extra day off on your birthday."

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"My interview included questions along the lines of what some people perceive to be..."

"I do not know the full extent of its green policies, but there does seem to be more..."

"Absolutely outstanding at every level. Initially driven from the US, the London office..."

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

"As the office is quite small, (certainly a lot smaller than Magic Circle firms),..."

"A very high importance, and there is a 50 hour pro bono requirement from lawyers..."

"Quality of the clients. Attitude of the firm."

"The lack of interaction between different departments."

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

"Normally 100%"

"Our London offices are situated on top of the Rolls Building, so we never miss a..."

"Friendly, hard-working and respected."

"Make the seat rotation and qualification process more transparent."

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