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Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

The staff at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP continues to discuss the upbeat and friendly environment generated by the firm's compassion towards clients.
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Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Reviews

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Woods Oviatt Gilman is a law firm located in downtown Rochester, NY that offers a mix of remote and in office work opportunities, as well as a reduced price parking option. It has a great work culture with helpful co-workers and a steady 9-5 job with weekends and holidays off. Additionally, free coffee is provided.

However, the firm has been criticized for its lack of opportunities for advancement, low wages, and few raises. In addition, the Foreclosure Department is marginalized from the rest of the firm and employees in this department are treated as if they are children rather than adults.

Overall, Woods Oviatt Gilman is a great place to work for those who are looking for a steady job with flexible hours and a positive work environment. However, those who are looking for career advancement or higher wages may be disappointed.

"Great stepping stone but not somewhere you want to stay long term." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Sep 06, 2023

Advice to law firm management: Ease up. When I was there, it felt like Guantanamo. Increase pay a little bit more and be open to ideas from your Associates.

Pros: You get valuable experience on pretty large deals for important clients. This makes you a pretty attractive candidate for AmLaw firms. People at the firm are relatively friendly, for the most part, and firm politics are out in the open.

Cons: The firm is pretty archaic. You are expected to be in the office five days a week, and the firm has a stringent dress code. Not only does the firm pay so far below Cravath, but it also pays significantly less than midsized law firms in other markets.

Partners to Avoid and Why: If you know, you know

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

"The review of the Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP was laudatory." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Jul 04, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Current EmployeeGreat FirmParalegal in Rochester, NY ProsI have worked at Woods for 7 years and they are a well organized firmConsI don't have any cons

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2020

Job type: Full time

"The Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP was esteemed and recognized for its contributions by the source." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Current Employee, more than 1 yearReally great place to workAttorney in Rochester, NY ProsGreat people, great culture, great work and clients. Love working here!ConsThere really aren't any cons

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2021

Job type: Full time

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