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  1. "Associate Corporate Attorney"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Choate Hall & Stewart full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      on the job training, mentorship, client base, collegiality

      Cons

      difficult to find any worth mentioning; truly a phenomenal professional experience

      Choate Hall & Stewart2018-06-13
    • "Good employer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Choate Hall & Stewart full-time

        Pros

        Good employer to work for

        Cons

        Not a bad employer to be employed by

        Choate Hall & Stewart2019-04-23
      • "Needs improvement"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Choate Hall & Stewart full-time

        Pros

        Location is great, one office. Business model is sound.

        Cons

        Favoritism is blatantly obvious. Bad apples are consistently rewarded. No recognition for hard work and dedication. Annual review is a joke. No development or career growth potential.

        Advice to Management

        Treat your staff better. Hold your managers accountable.

        Choate Hall & Stewart2017-08-06
      • Helpful (2)

        "Great company to work for!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Choate Hall & Stewart full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        The location is great, Choate is located in the financial district and is proud of their single Boston location. The layout itself is very open and welcoming, a lot like the people who work there.

        Cons

        Limited exposure to other practice groups.

        Choate Hall & Stewart2017-04-06
      • "Great firm, but below market bonuses."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Choate Hall & Stewart full-time

        Pros

        Great people - particularly the associates and staff.

        Cons

        The firm does not pay market bonuses even though the firm has had record profits for several years in a row.

        Advice to Management

        Focus on associate development. Revise compensation policies.

        Choate Hall & Stewart2017-03-07
      • "None"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Choate Hall & Stewart

        Pros

        Great company to work for

        Cons

        No growth with this company

        Choate Hall & Stewart2016-10-21
      • "Great place to work!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Choate Hall & Stewart

        Pros

        Great company culture; collegial work environment Nice office and great resources Competitive pay Great vacation time policy

        Cons

        High workload but as expected at a top law firm

        Choate Hall & Stewart2016-08-18
      • "Great company, old-school mentality"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I have been working at Choate Hall & Stewart full-time

        Pros

        The firm feels like a small community. Everyone works really hard with the common goal of providing the best service possible for our clients.

        Cons

        Most aspects of the firm are stuck in old-school methods. It's harder for young professionals to come in and be taken seriously.

        Choate Hall & Stewart2016-03-23
      • "Good hardworking teams and good environment"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Choate Hall & Stewart full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Well respected firm, with great benefits, clear organizational structure. People are hardworking, committed and alternative work schedules considered if your team can work with it, also one can work remotely if needed for the day or if something were to come up.

        Cons

        Although they have a 35 hour work week for non-legal associates, depending on your area, the work can often exceed 40 hours.

        Choate Hall & Stewart2014-12-10
      • "Summer Intern"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Choate Hall & Stewart

        Pros

        Great opportunity for undergraduate students with an interest in law to gain an insider view of what it is really like to work in a big law firm.

        Cons

        A lot of the training need to done on your own. Definitely not for those who are used to spoon-feeding. But after all, if you are not a self-learner, you would't end up here either.

        Choate Hall & Stewart2014-11-10
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