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Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "First Year Associate"

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    Former Employee - First Year Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - First Year Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great firm with a collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Working hours can be long


  2. "Legal Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, people are nice.

    Cons

    No raises for staff in almost 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the firm's success is dependent on its staff employees

  3. "Get out while you can"

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

    Pros

    Great salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    It used to be a small law firm - more family-like - but then it grew too big and employees became numbers instead of names.


  4. "good things at BR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time

    Pros

    BR has a great staff.

    Cons

    I have nothing but good things to say about BR


  5. "No pros"

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

    Pros

    It was located at a central spot to the city.

    Cons

    Work you too much and awful attitudes.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good culture, overtime, 35 hour work week

    Cons

    Not enough Pay, atmosphere could be better, People too involved in their work


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Opportunities to grow and expand your experience if you can handle the pressure."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You're kept in the loop. Benefits and pay are competitive for law firms which makes them better than most other companies. Really good people. Opportunities to travel to Europe and around the country. Exposure to forward-looking technology. Bonus eligibility. You can get involved in community service through the Foundation.

    Cons

    Incredible pressure at times. The separation between attorneys and admin staff is there, not as bad as at many firms but still felt. Budgets, budgets, budgets.

    Advice to Management

    Less focus on market compensation and more on how hard someone will be to replace.

  8. "Profits for Partners"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They value Pro Bono work and community involvement. They back up that involvement by funding their Center for Public Interest and a charitable foundation.

    Cons

    Disgruntled staff, raises are few and far between. They do not invest in the latest technology or innovation unless it becomes absolutely necessary or an issue in hiring lawyers.

    Advice to Management

    Consider giving raises instead of just thanking staff for helping make it one of the best years ever for the firm. Share the wealth. Respect the support staff.


  9. "Has Potential"

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

    Pros

    Nice people, fun culture, opportunity to travel if you'd like to the other office locations.

    Cons

    Lots of division between departments. Hard to advance if you're not a part of the "in crowd".

    Advice to Management

    Unify the departments and allow ALL employees the chance to advance and grow based on ability, not friendships. Don't be afraid to correct issues with employees based on personal relationships.


  10. "Good firm, great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competetive salary, good benefits, great community outreach

    Cons

    No real cons to working there


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