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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)
"Knows what it is good at and expects a lot from its employees."
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
 
 

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