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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-timePros
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).RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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Getting an Interview
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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.Interview Questions
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