There are newer employer reviews for Goodwin Procter

1 person found this helpful  

Stay away....

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

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

Pros

Good talented, caring people on the administrative side

Cons

Every individual is disposable. No regard for longetivity. Easy to pass the buck mentality. No communication and no direction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ineffective and basically bad management within several areas led to "reduction" in jobs for many productve, caring individuals. It is difficult to ascertain how a firm of this standing allows inexperienced, low producing managers to dismiss others but they are still gainfully employed.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

27 Other Employee Reviews for Goodwin Procter (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Too many insular, underexposed senior administrators from Boston

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

    I worked at Goodwin Procter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Functional 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 ManagementAdvice

    Think globally and demand that your functional administrators do - and CAN.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, great place to work overall.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwin Procter

    Pros

    The people and work are fantastic

    Cons

    Standard law firm hours, but not as dismal as most.

There are newer employer reviews for Goodwin Procter

Worked for Goodwin Procter? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.