Edwards Angell
3.1 of 5 9 reviews
www.eapdlaw.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Walter G. D. Reed

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work!

Sales Consultant (Former Employee)
Roswell, GA

I worked at Edwards Angell full-time for more than a year

ProsThe money is great for anyone.

ConsThe hours would be the cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Loved it until I didn't.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Edwards Angell full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe firm used to be a great place to work.

ConsThe mergers have not served it well.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a broader view.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start your career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Edwards Angell

ProsLiked the majority of the people I worked with
Some flexibility with work hours for some employees
Nice location if you live close to Back Bay

ConsBelow average compensation and benefits compared to other firms
Below average management compared to other firms
Limited training and job enrichment

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend the money to get experienced quality managers, compensate all employees fairly and they will stay; get rid of underperformers, regardless of race or length of time in position; stop encouraging non productive behavior; allow more flexibility in work schedules;

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Disappointing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Edwards Angell

ProsThe firm has offices in several different United States and international cities. Transportation home after 8pm. Some partners are knowledgeable.

ConsPoor management - especially in the New York and Boston offices. Questionable legal skills and no leadership ability among management.

Advice to Senior ManagementLots of talk about how everyone knew how poor management was in the New York office. The senior management should act upon that.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Low Moral, Difficult Times Ahead

Associate (Former Employee)
Providence, RI

I worked at Edwards Angell

ProsPay. The firm pays the top of the market for Providence, though lower than what it pays its Boston employees. Benefits are also generous. The firm is also a prestigious place to work in Rhode Island, and probably THE most prestigious law firm in the state, though outside of the state where the firm is less well known the prestige is negligible. Training classes are helpful in learning about new topics so long as you apply the knowledge you gain rather than filing it away once you leave the class and forgetting about it. On the job training can be difficult because oftentimes associates will be stuck doing the same low-level work and have to really fight to receive more advanced assignments, especially in this downturn.

ConsMorale is very low among associates at present. Additional layoffs are expected to occur at any time. And as with most firms, associates are expected to put their job as their Number 1 priority, ahead of family, health, etc. There are also very few female associates, and the environment is not very supportive of those who work there, for the above reason and because there are so few female partners who are willing to mentor female associates.

Also, the firm is having somewhat of an identity crisis. It has been seeking to grow from a successful midsize firm to a mega-firm. It has raised rates and salaries to match the big players, but it has not brought in enough clients who are willing to pay the increased fees. At the same time, it has lost a number of smaller local clients who aren't willing to pay those higher fees. There have also been a number of high-profile partner departures in recent years, causing many to be pessimistic about the continued viability of the Providence Office, or even the firm as a whole.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at associates as human beings rather than unfeeling billing machines. Develop and firmly implement an effective assignment distribution system that forces partners to work with different associates in different offices.

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Great learning experience

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Edwards Angell

Pros- Great learning experience
- Everyone is so nice and approachable
- Mentor, willing to help and to teach

Cons- A lot of downtown

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satisfied but not a glowing report

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edwards Angell

ProsThere are some really great people who work at E.A.P.D., and the management really tries to communicate and to give adequate training to its employees.

ConsThe firm could be managed a little better. Often management decisions that affect everyone are not communicated soon enough and there seems to be somewhat of a divide between Partners, Associates and Staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf management could improve the communication throughout the firm, it would go a long way toward improving morale and job satisfaction.

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ok place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edwards Angell

Prosgood vacation/time off and other benefits such a medical/dental excellent
convenient city center location
dinner provided for those working late

Consmanager is not knowledgeable in her field
minimal support from manager who often shifts responsibility/blame onto staff
lack of advancement opportunities
management favorites certain staff

Advice to Senior Managementshow some appreciation for those on the lower foodchain.

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Edwards Angell

Prosgreat office location. employee benefits package was good (health care, dental, vision, 401k). collegial work environment. on site cafeteria made things easy

Conssenior leadership did not have a clear understanding of what its employees wanted or needed in terms of support. promotion opportunities very limited.

Advice to Senior Managementget to know your employees so that you have a clear understanding of what they are looking for in terms of internal support and what will make them happy to do their jobs

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