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

9.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"A tough but friendly American firm."
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
 
Hours
7.2 / 10
 
Salary
9.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.7 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The remuneration is competitive at both trainee and new qualifier level.
  • Weil gives trainees a great deal of responsibility, meaning they are able to learn quickly.
  • The firm has a friendly yet professional working atmosphere.
  • There’s a generous holiday allowance as well as other perks offered by the firm.

Cons

  • Hours can be long and unpredictable, especially in some departments.
  • Some feel that they could benefit from additional formal training.
  • There could be more social events held at the start of the training contract.
  • Seat rotation and secondment opportunities could be more open and flexible.

What insiders say about...

"Be sure to research the firm. Know what sets you apart from other candidates."

"There is a friendly feel about the firm. I do not find it overly hierarchical and..."

"There's high-quality training but not too much of it as most things are learned on..."

"The firm operates a mentoring scheme for less formal, confidential guidance."

"Dress code – depends very much on the department, but (for men) suit trousers and..."

"Even though the hours can be very long, I have never felt that I was sitting in the..."

"The pay is great, though bonuses are not transparent and a bit low compared to other..."

"We get corporate memberships of various art galleries/theatres and free tickets on..."

"I felt like I was on the Apprentice. It was tough but I felt that they were sifting..."

"No curveballs. They want to know that you understand the business and where the firm..."

"We have a green committee who co-ordinate our efforts."

"The LGBT committee has a strong and energetic presence in the firm, while the firm..."

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

"Good quality work, big clients, major mandates (by and large). Opportunity to take..."

"We have an amazing CSR and pro bono ethic and team. We are all encouraged to get..."

"There are a lot of inspiring and intelligent people here."

"Occasionally working relationships between different departments could be more cohesive...."

"I found that Weil would allow me to work in a small team, and offer me high quality..."

"Retention rates are usually 100% - as we have a small trainee intake, the firm is..."

"They bring an eagle round the office every few months to scare off pigeons."

"There is high calibre work, with long hours and good rewards."

"I think we could benefit from more formal training."

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