Goodwin Procter

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Goodwin Procter Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    top notch law firm with broad depth of experience in all firm practice groups

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwin Procter

    Pros

    prestigious clients, high-end, high-dollar transactions, fantastic training program

    Cons

    long hours and tight deadlines are the norm

  2.  

    Goodwin is a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Goodwin Procter full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Up-to-date technology and training department. Great benefits. Good people.

    Cons

    Washington, DC is an expensive city to be part of. Parking is expensive, but there is a good metro/subway and bus system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good People Good Times

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY

    I have been working at Goodwin Procter full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The upper managment truly cares about everyone. People are genuine and caring. You do not need to walk around with armor to deflect the knives being thrown in your back.

    Cons

    Middle management is always changing and not for the better. For the most part you are treated as a responsible adult not a child who needs a scolding. Second and third chances are given for misdeeds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stop caring and sharing. Things are improving in the moral department because you care and listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Recruiter in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Goodwin Procter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This firm is a great place to work. The firm has a friendly work environment and everyone gets along well.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see more professional development opportunities for administrative staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A maverick company with a nurturing, friendly, jovial and driven atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Goodwin Procter

    Pros

    Excellent, hand-picked team. A spirit of generosity and collaboration.

    Cons

    Poor/outdated software applications for Billing, Records and Kronos (!???).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your applications, especially Billing software! It's time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Boston firm with much potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Case Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Goodwin Procter

    Pros

    Fantastic people/culture with a good balance between work and personal time. There is also a vibrant social life in the office which is greatly facilitated by the lack of snooty and otherwise holier-than-thou attorneys which can be fairly commonplace in large corporate firms. The Real Estate practice is very highly regarded and the firm is expanding at an extraordinary pace.

    Cons

    It's Boston so the compensation levels are not the same as New York and the extent to which you're likely to pick up huge multinational clients with complex legal needs, while possible, is substantially decreased. This is offset, however, by smaller startups from the BioTech and Life Science mecca of Cambridge if you are interested in that area of law.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. The expansion and branding initiatives have been a big boost to employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, Strong work ethics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodwin Procter as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, everyone is very welcoming and helps out if you ask
    "Small company" feel for a large firm

    Cons

    Long hours and little flexibility with time-off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the support staff who work hard to benefit the firm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfied - good first job

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

    I have been working at Goodwin Procter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I started at Goodwin Procter in an entry-level position. I received great training and have gained useful knowledge. Comparable positions at other firms often end up being full of mundane paper pushing, but I've definitely received substantive work and responsibilities at Goodwin.

    Good culture. The people here are great. Partners and associates do not look down on support staff.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, as with most big law firms. Management has limited ability to help maintain reasonable workload for employees. First year associates seem to have poor/no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train associates better. The consequences of having poorly trained associates trickles down to support staff, making our jobs much more difficult.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Smart lawyers, very professional environment

    Cons

    Long hours, hard to make partner given that the competition gets tougher as you move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your associates like the clients that they some day will be because only a few will be made partners.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunities, but variety of work is lacking

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney, 3rd-Year in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Attorney, 3rd-Year in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Goodwin Procter full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to take key roles in high-profile litigation

    Cons

    Variety of caseload can be limited, particularly in the DC office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify the client base.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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