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Wilson Elser

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We have heard too many negative things about this firm to place our trust in them.
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Wilson Elser Reviews

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Wilson Elser is a large law firm with a strong presence in the United States. Reviews of the firm are generally positive, with most noting the supportive team collaborative environment and the great office culture. The firm is known for its high-quality attorneys and the diverse cases they handle, as well as the good benefits they offer to their employees. However, there are a few negative reviews of Wilson Elser as well. Most of these relate to common challenges in the legal industry, such as having to meet billable hours and working with insurance adjusters, as well as having large case loads with mediocre salaries. Additionally, some have noted that there are some in-house politics, and that the salary is not market value when compared to the amount of billable hours. Despite these drawbacks, many have noted that Wilson Elser is a great place to work, and that they wish they had joined the firm earlier in their career.

"It pains me to leave a negative review for this Wilson Elser, but I cannot recommend their services based on my own encounters and the experiences of others." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Cons: 1.0 Current EmployeeManaging Attorney is a JOKEAttorney ProsNothingNothing NothingStaff is nice and helpfulNothing elseConsManaging Attorney does NOT know how to run this office. He is a joke. All others in coverage are also a joke. They are rude to employees and expect everything in return. Staff is over worked and not compensated correctly. Pay sucks. This is just like a MILL. Stay away!

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

"I have no intention of working at Wilson Elser. Check out these reviews of the firm from other sites" - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Feb 01, 2023

Cons: 1.0 Current Employee Avoid Nov 7, 2022 - Associate in New York, NY Pros Friendly and nice Administrative Staff Cons Lack of onboarding and training of new associates1.0 Former Employee, less than 1 year Depends on who you work for Sep 23, 2022 - Legal Assistant in Chicago, IL Pros Good location in downtown Chicago, some nice attorneys, excellent pay and benefits, hybrid work schedule. Cons Incompetent office managers are always chosen from former secretaries, with absolutely no personnel experience. They immediately take the side of the partner who has a big client account, despite the fact that he's a misogynist bully, and they completely ignore other attorneys' input on a situation. Advice to Management Hire real HR people and don't overvalue the opinions of the misogynist in the ""corner office"".Babygirl Babe6 reviews2 years agoHorrible Lawyers nothing but Liars, Crooks

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

"The Dangers of Inexperienced Office Managers and the Need for Improved Practices in the Workplace" - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Cons: Incompetent office managers are chosen from former secretaries, who lack the necessary personnel experience. They tend to take the side of partners with large client accounts, even if they are bullies or demonstrate misogynistic behavior. The input and concerns of other attorneys are often ignored. Suggestions: To improve the firm, it would be beneficial to hire experienced HR professionals and to not give too much weight to the opinions of those who exhibit discriminatory behavior.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

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