Wilson Elser Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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2.9
39%
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65%
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Wilson Elser Chairman Dan McMahon
Dan McMahon
63 Ratings
  1. Helpful (10)

    "No room for growth"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The amazing and talented people

    Cons

    IT Management specifically the CIO

  2. Helpful (8)

    "Tough Environment and Culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - WANG/LAN Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moving in the right direction and some good hard working people.

    Cons

    Technological antiquities everywhere. IT department is way behind the curve. Video conferencing capabilities for remote depositions is horrendous.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not the best"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff are supportive of one another

    Cons

    Not much direction or room for advancement

  4. Helpful (5)

    "Bait and Switch"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary/Paralegal in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice office. The office tries to take the upper road and be very ethical which is important nowadays.

    Cons

    I was hired to be a paralegal not a highbred cat -dog. I don’t know if it’s their way of saving money or whatever but I was very poorly trained and at the time that I interviewed, with simply asked if I minded helping out with secretarial work. I thought that meant when there was a rush or an overload as a member of the team would I help and of course I said yes. No it really is you are mostly a secretary-ie 80%. I think I would be more successful if I had been better trained and the desk I was sitting out with a different desk

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  5. Helpful (21)

    "Bait and Switch ... BossZilla CIO"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The IT team members are amazing and very knowledgeable and supportive.

    Cons

    Working for this CIO was the worst experience of my life I have never seen such a narcissist who thinks everyone else is incompetent. He has zero IT aptitude or emotional intelligence to manage people. It's clear this is his first management role his inexperience is clear and his workplace harassment techniques are clearly highlighted due to high turn over. He is completely incompetent as a leader and setting WEMED up for failure through his mismanagement and lack of knowledge of how to run an IT organization.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, free downtown parking,

    Cons

    Micromanaged, must punch a time clock, not a lot of flexibility

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Love the firm, hate litigation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time

    Pros

    Autonomous, flexible, good experience.

    Cons

    Heavy caseload, not a lot of mentor support.

  8. "Salary"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time

    Pros

    The people seem nice so far

    Cons

    No bonuses from what I understand

  9. "Associate Attorney"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Professionals with a work/life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Elser full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very diverse practice areas. Deep litigation experience. International reach. Family-first work environment, including part-time arrangements. I've grown more as an attorney at Wilson Elser and been with the firm longer than any other office, and look forward to many more years to come.

    Cons

    Complex work from day one

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