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McDermott Will & Emery

People stay at McDermott Will & Emery because they love it. The partners are well-respected, and the attorneys are top-notch.
Our experience with Erika Gardiner was exceptional - she was professional, responsive, and made a lasting impression on our staff.
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McDermott Will & Emery Reviews

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McDermott Will & Emery is a large international law firm with offices around the world. Reviews from attorneys and others who have worked at the firm suggest that it has a number of positive features, such as hybrid scheduling, good benefits, generous bonuses, and interesting cases. The office space is comfortable and the attorneys are intelligent and collegial. The culture is challenging and encourages teamwork. Additionally, the firm is located in a good location and pays well. These reviews suggest that McDermott Will & Emery is a great place to work.

However, there are some criticisms of the firm as well. Some reviewers report that there is micro-management, expensive benefits, and a lack of training and support. Additionally, there appears to be no job security or opportunity for advancement. There is also some evidence of favoritism among team members, and the partners are reported to talk down to and treat the accounting staff poorly. Finally, free snacks are provided, but they don't seem to be enough to offset the other negatives.

Based on the reviews, it appears that McDermott Will & Emery is a great place to work for those who like to work hard and don't mind the lack of job security and opportunity for advancement. The benefits, bonuses, and interesting cases make up for the micro-management and lack of training and support. However, those who are looking for stability and opportunity for growth may want to look elsewhere.

"Counsel" - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

"The review for the McDermott Will & Emery was nothing short of amazing." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Current Employee, less than 1 yearI am a Law Student Recruiting Assistant.Legal Recruiting Assistant in New York, NY ProsI have absolutely loved my experience working at McDermott Will & Emery so far. I have loved getting to know the recruiting team, including both the law student and lateral members. Additionally, I have loved getting to know the people on my floor in various departments and people on other floors at the weekly lunches and other firm events. The firm has clearly shown to have a high amount of care for the well-being of its employees. I have really loved being able to see that and am thankful to be a part of such a warm and welcoming community.ConsI truly cannot think of a con in my experience so far, or anything that I have not enjoyed.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2023

Job type: Full time

"These reviews from other sites only serve to reinforce my favorable impression of the McDermott Will & Emery." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Current Employee, less than 1 yearBest firm to work for8 Nov 2022 - Associate ProsThe people are the best.ConsHours can be long but normal for industry.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

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