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Wilson Elser CEO Dan McMahon
Dan McMahon
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  • "Billable hours are high and certain partners only see numbers(in 20 reviews)

  • "Miserable women, non caring partners, poor management of support staff(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Paralegal"

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    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

    Wilson Elser2018-12-13
  2. Helpful (22)

    "Big Firm Hours and Expectations with Small Firm Pay"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Great experience (except for the no trial part, see below) working in a variety of case types, handling everything from the answer up until trial. But experience is what you get when you don't get what you want, right? Which is a real salary commensurate with the job. 2. Pretty good training and education. Decent guidance on how to become a real lawyer and do what you don't learn in law school. 3. The respect and...

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    Cons

    1. Baited and switched from before I even accepted the offer. After I got the offer, I asked about the work hours for attorneys and was told it varies, some attorneys work 9-6, some work more. I was not told about the insane 2100 billable hour requirement until after I started. Some nights, I worked past midnight. 2. Raises are so minimal. If you have not been there for a full year, expect around 1.5%. The maximum annual...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay your Associates at a rate commensurate with the amount of work they do.

    Wilson Elser2017-12-28
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Elser full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, attorneys, and good benefits

    Cons

    Low pay and no advancement

    Wilson Elser2017-07-13
  4. Helpful (11)

    "Tech Support"

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      Former Employee - Tech Support 

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

      Pros

      Fair pay, attorneys kind, good benefits

      Cons

      Supervisors have too much work of their own to train you; when/if they do find time to train you- they are not paying attention to your work because they are too distracted by their own. Every supervisor that you ask has a different requirement of assignments therefore it's impossible to perform work correctly. Managers and supervisors are HOSTILE, unsupportive, negative, discouraging and forget about asking questions...

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      Advice to Management

      Management should be fired and replaced with those who will invest in their employees.

      Wilson Elser2016-12-19
    • Helpful (4)

      "Good starter job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Wilson Elser

      Pros

      Good benefits, good location, decent work-life balance

      Cons

      Management micromanages their staff. Pay below market. Stop picking on the staff. Get rid of Hal.

      Advice to Management

      Stop adding new offices and pay the attorneys and staff a fair wage.

      Wilson Elser2016-10-07
    • "Overall Decent Firm"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Wilson Elser full-time

        Pros

        Mostly pleasant senior attorneys. Good benefits. Overall pleasant atmosphere.

        Cons

        Very few opportunities for growth for non-attorneys.

        Wilson Elser2016-05-20
      • Helpful (8)

        "Why Wilson Elser?"

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        Current Employee - Paralegal in San Francisco, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

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

        Pros

        Opportunity for engaging, productive work. Intelligent, decent people. Good benefits.

        Cons

        Firm policies and practices can be exasperatingly impersonal and alienating. Too many excellent and highly capable people have left the firm. Poor remuneration for excellent work praised by client and attorneys alike.

        Advice to Management

        Replace or supplement your office administrator with a supervisor or manager - someone who knows how to organize, inspire, motivate and lead with intelligence, humor and wisdom. Revisit your policies and practices with respect to assessing, valuing and retaining staff.

        Wilson Elser2015-11-05
      • Helpful (9)

        "A necessary evil I suppose"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Nice building, next to Pepsi (affordable lunches!). Really good benefits. They hire entry-level, which is hard to come by. Teaches you a lot in your department which definitely opens up doors for much better positions in other companies after you gain some experience.

        Cons

        I hope you like popularity contests! The work environment is absurd, tense, and stressful. Be prepared to be overworked, under-appreciated and underpaid. I hope you can tolerate passive aggression because that's also a common theme. Immature, unprofessional management, and that's not even including the infamous e-business director (see dozens of other reviews for more information). This place is a joke. I hope you're...

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        Advice to Management

        Maybe revamp the HR department since the numerous complaints about this place seem to go nowhere.

        Wilson Elser2015-02-05
      • Helpful (6)

        "too much politics and popularity contest over skills"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Wilson Elser full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        I met some wonderful people in this firm and have lasting friendships. great vacation time if you are there after 3 years and pretty good benefits.

        Cons

        I have worked with this firm for many years, impeccable reviews along with being a strong team player and experienced with work. but if you are not particularly liked by one partner who brings in much money, then you could say good bye to your job, unless you allow him or them to flirt with you and go along with the way they mock other co-workers. No room to grow, capped off salaries for exempt staff, no bonuses, and...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop making the office a popularity contest or protect staff just because they know someone in a higher position. Listen to what staff and attorneys need to say. Most of the partners that bring in business, do not know what certain staff really has to offer accept for listening to rumors being spread. Stop trying to take all the money the firm makes for your pocket and give out decent raises to those who merit it....

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        Wilson Elser2015-01-28
      • Helpful (6)

        "Too Many Lay-Offs at Wilson Elser"

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        Current Employee - Legal Assistant in White Plains, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Very good benefits at a good price. New offices. On-Site Cafe, free parking

        Cons

        They hardly close the office during blizzards. Sometimes they open with a delay. When it snows at work they hardly let you leave early. No bonuses Too many systematic layoffs that occur Feb-Apr. Everyone automatically worries. Out sourcing of positions happens as well. Good performance reviews do not ensure that you will not get l;aid off. Very little room for growth

        Advice to Management

        Perhaps trim the ever expanding Marketing Dept that's not helping to bring in new business - hence all the lay offs.?

        Wilson Elser2015-01-23
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