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Bingham McCutchen Reviews

Updated December 2, 2016
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Pros
  • It really is a great place to work (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people, lots of learning opportunities (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Very difficult to advance in this traditional law firm model (in 9 reviews)

  • Combined with Morgan Lewis so no longer around (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Procurement and Department Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen full-time

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for, always concerned about employees as well has their families. Bingham lawfirm was out of Boston, MA and opened their Global Service Center in Lexington, Ky in 2013.

    Cons

    It closed in 2015 their I was in the first wave layoff.


  2. "Rough Going"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen full-time

    Pros

    High end law firm, great benefits and perks

    Cons

    Staff are expected to work the same long hours as attorneys without benefit of making decent money.

    Partners were in turmoil, talented partners and associates jumping ship.

    Merger with Morgan Lewis was among the most brutal I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Good job with the M&A. If you could have encouraged ML to take better care of new acquisitions, it might have been smoother.


  3. "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Scituate, MA
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Scituate, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Cannot say enough good things about this law firm, which unfortunately has been acquired by Morgan Lewis.

    Cons

    The only bad part--was that I was laid off in 2012.

    Advice to Management

    Law firm no longer exists as it was acquired by Morgan Lewis.


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  5. "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Pelham, NH
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Pelham, NH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training, learning experience, opportunities and benefits.

    Cons

    unfortunately, no longer in existence.

    Advice to Management

    too late for advice


  6. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work for.

    Cons

    Did not get paid well at all.


  7. "Help Desk Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen full-time

    Pros

    Downtown location was great.

    Cons

    Bad management with no concern for workers. Moved all general admin support to Kentucky for cheaper wages after big speech by chairman on how great the firm was doing. CIO was a bad hire from a failed law firm and would spend meeting screaming at employees. Everyone was stressed and overworked

    Advice to Management

    Change senior managment


  8. "Great firm, surprising end"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bingham McCutchen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In my practice group, great people who were invested in junior attys' professional development.

    Cons

    Not every practice group was as solid as mine. Firm management was weak, greedy and non-transparent with the partnership.


  9. "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great place to work

    Cons

    They moved their IT department to Kentucky


  10. "Was a great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, team, and allowed employees to grow.

    Cons

    Corporate greed led to closing of the Lexington office.


  11. "Bingham"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, people enjoyed coming to work

    Cons

    Not as many perks as some of the other law firms, free lunches were occasional, not many employee outings



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