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Too many insular, underexposed senior administrators from Boston

(Former Employee)

ProsGreat brand, great marketing organization, really really down-to-earth lawyers with common sense and commercial sense, very open-minded, technical leaders in cutting-edge VC, PE, tech, e-commerce practices. Run circles around their competitors in Silicon Valley, for example.

ConsFunctional heads of HR, Recruitment, IT, Payroll, Services, Training, etc are suspicious, narrow 'old guard' Bostonians who lack basic people skills, know nothing about operating within a global law firm or managing daily to a market-leading level inclusive of a global footprint and mixed cultures. They personally, steadfastly stifle all and any changes, ideas or improvements that they don't comprehend or that don't involve Boston (which is most) and that would advance the firm to next level. It is really holding Goodwin back.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink globally and demand that your functional administrators do - and CAN.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great people, great place to work overall.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Goodwin Procter


    Pros: The people and work are fantastic Cons: Standard law firm hours, but not as dismal as most. More
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    Toxic Environment Where Management is Too Busy Tripping Over Their Politics and Bureaucracy to Be Effective

    Business Development Specialist (Former Employee)

    I worked at Goodwin Procter full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Good benefits; Autonomy; Friendly staff; Can build your skills if you take… Cons: Little room for advancement; Non-competitive salaries; Heavy politics; High-turnover; No mentoring; Egos (more so in the Administrative Dept.… Advice to Senior Management: Work on currently ineffective and poor, communication, management and leadership… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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