Wilson Elser Legal Assistant Reviews

Updated 7 May 2020

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3.2
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3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Would Not Recommend"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant/Paralegal 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Wilson Elser full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, including attorneys, good salary.

    Cons

    Too many attorneys per assistant (5-6), administration unprofessional.

  2. "great work ethics"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary 

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time

    Pros

    great PTO after starting 2nd year

    Cons

    There is no room to grow.

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  3. "Legal Administrative Assistant"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant 

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time

    Pros

    great place to work, move up fast

    Cons

    none, great company overall to work

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Just OK"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Records Clerk in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wilson Elser full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers were very nice and the secretaries, though busy, were always helpful when I had a question.

    Cons

    Job is very repetitive. If you get bored easily this is not the job for you.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Legal Intern 

    I worked at Wilson Elser for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, not cut-throat, everyone was very helpful to a law school intern

    Cons

    never reached higher management, seemed like they had better things to do than speak to an intern

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "Large company comes with perks and problems"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Wilson Elser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Resources, experienced staff, high standards

    Cons

    Miserable women, non caring partners, poor management of support staff

  7. "Legal Records Clerk"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Records Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours; great place to work if you're looking for experience

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

  8. Helpful (4)

    "There are no benefits for the staff."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Elser part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great and easy to get along with. They give you more experience as you stay with the company. The schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    The office management is not good. There are no benefits in the office to staff. The office manager is not great.

  9. Helpful (16)

    "Staff Review"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Elser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free parking, paid holidays, bereavement compensation

    Cons

    There was a high turnover rate of paralegals at the office that I worked at. No year end bonuses for legal assistants and paralegals. There were some misrepresentations about the office during my initial interview. They weren't big misrepresentations, but they left me with trust issues with management.

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  10. Helpful (11)

    "Legal Assistant"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Elser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work experience and resume builder. Every other law firm knows that WEMED is a sweat shop.

    Cons

    lack of compensation. lack of support staff. software was outdated. communication poor. I think this was the worst job I ever had. supervisor had not oversight and was verbally abusive.

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