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Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:28 pm

What's this firm like?

Culture? Compensation? (any difference among the offices?) Training? How is it regarded? Is the client-base solely HNWI? Is it mostly tax / trusts, estates & gift / family law?

Particularly interested in their NY/CT offices.

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:07 pm

Bumping this

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bumping this

Did u get an offer from them? No response since my CB 3 weeks ago.

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:31 pm

It's a great firm if you are interested in tax/private client. Strong presence in Europe, although in the US only in the private client market. It's odd that their HQ is based in New Haven, given not much wealth being there.

I know an associate from the firm and they love it. Great work/life balance, lower billable hours, huge corporate and NHWI clients, and good pay. Salary is below market, but with the lower billable hours, it's about market pay if prorated.
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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Bumping this

Did u get an offer from them? No response since my CB 3 weeks ago.


Considering lateral litigation posting in NYC

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:50 pm

Anyone has update about offer?

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:58 pm

How many of you haven't heard back from Withers yet?

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone has update about offer?


Nothing yet...

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone has update about offer?


Nothing yet...


Any knowledge about how/when they might ding people :cry:

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone has update about offer?


Nothing yet...


Any knowledge about how/when they might ding people :cry:


I'm getting anxious... I have another offer from a different firm but I really want Withers. Any news?

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone has update about offer?


Nothing yet...


Any knowledge about how/when they might ding people :cry:


I'm getting anxious... I have another offer from a different firm but I really want Withers. Any news?


Still waiting here

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone has update about offer?


Nothing yet...


Any knowledge about how/when they might ding people :cry:


I'm getting anxious... I have another offer from a different firm but I really want Withers. Any news?


Still waiting here


are you all waiting on New Haven?

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:46 pm

Interviewed with and got an offer from their NY office almost 2 years ago (corporate). If I hadn't decided to move to another state, I would've accepted. Their base pay is lower than market, but their billable requirement is also lower (I believe it was around 1,800 or 1,850, and a real number at that -- unlike at other firms where the actual billable requirement is a couple of hundred hours more than the official one).

From what I was told by the associates I spoke with, bonuses are given even to associates who don't hit the billable requirement (as long as performance merits bonuses). Additionally, if one does hit the billable requirement, the bonus structure is such that it would bring the total compensation close to market (at least to what market was at the time -- not sure about current compensation structure). Associates also got an additional bonus of a few thousand dollars if they timely entered and released all their time (at my current firm, it's more of the stick approach -- you get dinged a couple of hundred for each time you miss the deadline after you've exhausted a certain "allowance").

The people seemed great as well. More on point, in my experience, the firm moved very fast -- a total of less than a month between the time I was submitted to the time I received the offer, including less than a week from the callback to the time I received the offer.

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone has update about offer?


Nothing yet...


Any knowledge about how/when they might ding people :cry:


I'm getting anxious... I have another offer from a different firm but I really want Withers. Any news?


Still waiting here


are you all waiting on New Haven?


I am not waiting on CT or NY. My only concern now is whether they actually mail ding people so that can come really slow. Shall I still hope?

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:49 pm

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I am not waiting on CT or NY. My only concern now is whether they actually mail ding people so that can come really slow. Shall I still hope?


Then which location? I only saw CT positions on Symplicity.

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:54 pm

Any news? I have a biglaw offer expiring soon, but I really want Withers. I've done 4 callbacks and Withers was the only place where ppl seemed genuinely happy!

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby whats an updog » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any news? I have a biglaw offer expiring soon, but I really want Withers. I've done 4 callbacks and Withers was the only place where ppl seemed genuinely happy!


I would follow up when you have a few days left in your other offer and lay it on the table that you’ve been holding out for them but that you need to make a decision soon. Maybe other people disagree, but nothing really to lose in that situation.

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Re: Withers Worldwide?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
I am not waiting on CT or NY. My only concern now is whether they actually mail ding people so that can come really slow. Shall I still hope?


Then which location? I only saw CT positions on Symplicity.


I was applying for an overseas office. Did you receive any updates?



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