Foley Hoag Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great work life balance and collegial environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foley Hoag full-time

    Pros

    Great location, work-life balance, and office culture, high salary given low minimum hours requirement, lots of training, get to do tons of pro bono work, which technically counts toward hours requirement

    Cons

    There is often not enough work to do to allow you to meet your billable hours requirement; bonuses are slim to none for most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associates would benefit from more informal mentoring from partners. It would be great to see women represented in the executive committee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Foley Hoag full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Great admin and human resources staff.

    Cons

    Not too much to say. At the time that I left, the finance management had improved considerably. The first couple of years I was there, I would not have recommended anyone work in the finance group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    coould be more flexible with regards to telecommuting.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Utterly Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Foley Hoag part-time

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere, bright & motivated lawyers at all levels, interesting work, responsive management, great location. I had a good feeling about this place from the day I interviewed and never lost it. I was very happy for the many years I worked there and left only because I had an opportunity outside the practice of law I couldn't pass up.

    Cons

    None for me. Excellent support staff, pretty standard benefits.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Employment

    Former Employee - Secretary  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Secretary in Boston, MA

    I worked at Foley Hoag full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  6.  

    Great environment to learn, lots of freedom

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

    I worked at Foley Hoag as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    A law firm is a law firm is a law firm, so I definitely noticed that work was way high up there on the priority list, and hours can get a little tough, as well. That said, Foley prides itself in not slaving its people and working them like machines. After first-year, it seems like the firm gives you quite a bit of freedom and responsibility to work on your own. Mentorship is really good - people are really willing to help out.

    Cons

    Honestly, I did not notice that many downsides. But that's probably because I did not stay there long enough to really get a genuine feel of the place.

  7.  

    50-hour weeks for extremely fast-paced and demanding environment; I enjoyed always having excessive work projects.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant - Intellectual Property  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant - Intellectual Property in Boston, MA

    I worked at Foley Hoag full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy working overtime and meeting deadlines ahead of schedule.

    Cons

    There we no cons to my position; I greatly enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More formal training on advanced software programs.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, not so-great salary for entry-level candidates"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Foley Hoag full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company really goes above and beyond in employee appreciation and all the little extras. They have great benefits, as well.

    Cons

    Lower than average entry-level salaries, little opportunity for building relationships outside of the office due to the fact that I was one of the youngest people working at the company. Most people were middle-aged.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Mid-sized firm with aspirations of being BigLaw

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Foley Hoag full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relatively Salary.
    Onsite cafeteria.
    T-accessible.
    Extremely LGBT friendly.
    Depending on your office location, you may get a harbor view.

    Cons

    Not enough work to go around.
    Lack of ethnic diversity especially in the partner ranks.
    Although T-accessible, not in the heart of Boston so it takes a while to get there.
    Follows whatever other biglaw firms in the city are doing... don't expect this firm to be a trailblazer at least when it comes to salary or recruiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a more concerted effort to ensure that all associates, especially junior associates get sufficient work or at least take responsibility for the fact that it is not the job of junior associates to bring in work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    International Law Firm focused on Excellence and Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foley Hoag full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive environment. Still has the law firm rigor and formality but appreciates and values non-legal staff.

    Expanding globally and excels in International Litigation and Arbitration.

    Cons

    Still quite formal/traditional in terms of "expectations" in the office environment.

    Recommends
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    Not what it once was.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foley Hoag

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere and laid back environment.

    Cons

    Decision making does not consider the impact that it has on people's everyday lives. One example of this is that salary cuts were announced five days before they were implemented. Another example is that salary increases or lack thereof are not communicated in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associates are adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
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