Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels

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Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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    Opportunities to grow and expand your experience if you can handle the pressure.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You're kept in the loop. Benefits and pay are competitive for law firms which makes them better than most other companies. Really good people. Opportunities to travel to Europe and around the country. Exposure to forward-looking technology. Bonus eligibility. You can get involved in community service through the Foundation.

    Cons

    Incredible pressure at times. The separation between attorneys and admin staff is there, not as bad as at many firms but still felt. Budgets, budgets, budgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on market compensation and more on how hard someone will be to replace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Profits for Partners

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They value Pro Bono work and community involvement. They back up that involvement by funding their Center for Public Interest and a charitable foundation.

    Cons

    Disgruntled staff, raises are few and far between. They do not invest in the latest technology or innovation unless it becomes absolutely necessary or an issue in hiring lawyers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving raises instead of just thanking staff for helping make it one of the best years ever for the firm. Share the wealth. Respect the support staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Has Potential

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels

    Pros

    Nice people, fun culture, opportunity to travel if you'd like to the other office locations.

    Cons

    Lots of division between departments. Hard to advance if you're not a part of the "in crowd".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unify the departments and allow ALL employees the chance to advance and grow based on ability, not friendships. Don't be afraid to correct issues with employees based on personal relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good firm, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competetive salary, good benefits, great community outreach

    Cons

    No real cons to working there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Inside View

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking firm with management that shares information with it's employees. High profile cases draw attention to the work done by this firm and highlight successful efforts. Office locations in major metropolitan areas including London and Dublin present opportunities to travel. Compensation is pegged to market and bonuses are awarded at all levels of the organization on a regular basis when deserved. Really good people.

    Cons

    Compensation is pegged to market. It's a law firm. Staff is expected to perform at a very high level and frequently called upon to be available beyond the normal business hours. The firm runs very lean.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Busy, but happy work, in a collaborative environment.

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels

    Pros

    The small-office feel of a larger sized firm ensures you feel a part of the team when working in groups and teams. Attorneys are extremely approachable, and even the most abrasive-seeming partners are quick to bend down and help with questions and clarification. The office is also well-connected to the satellite offices, and co-workers across cities seem to function seamlessly.

    Cons

    There has been talk of a California office for a few years now, and it would be great to see one finally open. Personally, I would take any opportunity to go out there while staying with the firm, and seem to be waiting with bated breath.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though they are undoubtedly busy, it might be nice to see a few more members of the senior management at firm-wide events.

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    Too much focus on bankruptcy and now they're suffering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced work means you'll learn a lot quickly

    Cons

    Negative atmosphere makes most of the employees dread going to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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