Winston & Strawn Reviews

Updated 5 Mar 2021

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3.8
64%
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69%
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Winston & Strawn Managing Partner Tom Fitzgerald
Tom Fitzgerald
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "I imagine it was like working in a big law firm anywhere(in 12 reviews)

  • "Small office, good benefits and get paid fairly well(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Typical law firm meaning technology is 15 years behind(in 13 reviews)

  • "The supervisors for the legal secretaries in some offices are also members of HR(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "good place"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Account in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Winston & Strawn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good atmosfere with the staff and partners

    Cons

    Change of management from US too sudden and oppresive at times.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Went downhill pretty fast"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Winston & Strawn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small office, good benefits and get paid fairly well

    Cons

    Went on a massive sacking spree to refresh the workforce


  3. "A great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Winston & Strawn full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people with a sensible approach.

    Cons

    A bit cut throat. People were there one minute and gone the next.

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  4. "Its a great place"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Winston & Strawn full-time

    Pros

    Location, salary, place to work

    Cons

    bonus , nothing else, its a great place

  5. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Winston & Strawn full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It’s great, and I’ve enjoyed it.

    Cons

    Sometimes it’s not great and I don’t enjoy it.

  6. "Great Firm with Great People"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Accounting/Finance in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Winston & Strawn full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Winston & Strawn is a great place to work. The firm treats everyone with respect and have been very accommodating during these difficult times. Compensation and Benefits are great. Welcoming environment with opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    In my experience, I don't see any cons. Great place to work.

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  7. "Good firm"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Winston & Strawn full-time

    Pros

    Extremely smart and interesting attorneys

    Cons

    none in particular that doesn't apply to all biglaw firms

  8. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Winston & Strawn full-time

    Pros

    Talented attorneys in respectful work environment

    Cons

    Long hours and general availability is expected.

  9. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Contractor in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Winston & Strawn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Environment is very good. I like it

    Cons

    There is nothing negative for this company

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  10. "Big law - big pressure"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - EDiscovery Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Winston & Strawn full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good compensation. They embrace technology.

    Cons

    Very demanding workload Management cares more about profit than quality of work

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