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Ropes & Gray Chairman R. Bradford (Brad) Malt
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    Great (for BigLaw)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, though standard for BigLaw.
    Benefits are solid.
    Colleagues are generally brilliant and hard-working.
    Great opportunity for substantive work early to gain experience.
    Tons of training available at any time.

    Cons

    Bonuses are generally lockstep, and the additional bonus for vastly exceeding minimum hours is not much.
    No 401K matching.
    Colleagues are very intense and demanding, partnership on down. While there are always differences between individuals, there is a general expectation that you will absolutely do whatever it takes to get a request done.
    Way, way too much work. This is standard across BigLaw, but it really could be alleviated by trusting staffing professionals more and by hiring more people to spread the work across.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more insight as to the direction of the firm and how decisions are being made. Create more disincentives for senior people to be unreasonably demanding (e.g. upward reviews).

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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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    Professional Development Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ropes & Gray.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume and cover letter to this position and received an email to set up a brief phone interview one week later. The interview was brief, asked about reason for applying for position, what I am looking for in my next job, challenges of working in a team, how I stay organized and on top of tasks, expected salary. Pretty straight forward, and not very difficult. I was contacted the next day to set up a 90 minute interview but declined due to other job offer.

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Ropes & Gray Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010

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Website www.ropesgray.com
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1865
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Ropes & Gray answers the questions "What was the preferred means of dispensing justice in the 19th century?" and "What color suits were the trial lawyers wearing?" Actually, Ropes & Gray, one of Boston's largest law firms, is named after Harvard Law School graduates John Ropes and John Gray, who founded it in 1865. The firm, which has more than 1,000 attorneys, is a leader in areas such as leveraged buyouts, trusts and estates, and health care. Other practices include creditors' rights, labor and employment, litigation, and tax. Ropes & Gray also operates in Chicago; Hong... More

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