Fish & Richardson Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Fish & Richardson President Peter J. Devlin
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  1. Administrative employees future is in Minneapolis

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good benefits, they used to be great. Challenging environment where new ideas are accepted, explored and adopted.

    Cons

    If you work in the administrative groups and you are not in Minneapolis, your career will be limited. All promotion opportunities are in Minneapolis.


  2. Accounting/Finance Staff - not legal

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people
    - A lot to learn
    - Not boring
    - Good salary/benefits
    - Opportunity to grow and contribute
    - Opportunity to individualize role
    - Good work/life balance
    - If you are a nerd, you'll fit in

    Cons

    - Can be stressful
    - Attorneys are not always willing to talk to non-legal staff

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more mingling between legal and nonlegal staff. Encourage Hub employees to get to know each other - throwing everyone in what amounts to a giant room does not mean we'll all get to know each other.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Just a job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and a few nice folks

    Cons

    Outdated IT infrastructure, too many layers of management, too many unnecessary departments, a lot of turnover


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  5. Staff Makes The Org.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson

    Pros

    The higher-ups make sure that the staff feels welcomed. But there seemed to be little growth potential.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for growth and can get stuck in a role.....


  6. Helpful (1)

    Patent Prosecutor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fish & Richardson

    Pros

    Great pay, great clients, great bosses

    Cons

    Stressful hours, constant pressure to perform


  7. Helpful (6)

    Great pay, decent people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is great and bonuses tend to be above average

    Cons

    Reviews are very harsh and the firm will not blink at getting rid of its folks.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Best place I have ever worked.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patent Paralegal/Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Patent Paralegal/Case Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salaries, good benefits, fantastic perks.

    Cons

    Location can be challenging. Overall though, not many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Help people fit in more when they start.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to learn to be an IP lawyer

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

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Endless opportunities to work for top clients; significant responsibility given to associates as soon as they are ready; meritocracy; rewards initiative

    Cons

    You have to be proactive to get useful feedback; work assignments are relationship-driven


  10. Highly intelligent attorneys

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay; learned alot from highly intelligent and successful attorneys; team atmosphere.

    Cons

    High stress; work-life balance was challenging.


  11. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson part-time

    Pros

    Great part time job while in college!

    Cons

    None to report. Good experience



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