Goodwin Procter - Too many insular, underexposed senior administrators from Boston | Glassdoor
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"Too many insular, underexposed senior administrators from Boston"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Goodwin Procter full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great brand, great marketing organization, really really down-to-earth lawyers with common sense and commercial sense, very open-minded, technical leaders in cutting-edge VC, PE, tech, e-commerce practices. Run circles around their competitors in Silicon Valley, for example.

Cons

Functional heads of HR, Recruitment, IT, Payroll, Services, Training, etc are suspicious, narrow 'old guard' Bostonians who lack basic people skills, know nothing about operating within a global law firm or managing daily to a market-leading level inclusive of a global footprint and mixed cultures. They personally, steadfastly stifle all and any changes, ideas or improvements that they don't comprehend or that don't involve Boston (which is most) and that would advance the firm to next level. It is really holding Goodwin back.

Advice to Management

Think globally and demand that your functional administrators do - and CAN.

Other Employee Reviews for Goodwin Procter

  1. "Great people, great place to work overall."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people and work are fantastic

    Cons

    Standard law firm hours, but not as dismal as most.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Environment Where Management is Too Busy Tripping Over Their Politics and Bureaucracy to Be Effective"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Specialist
    Former Employee - Business Development Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits; Autonomy; Friendly staff; Can build your skills if you take the initiative to do so on your own without assistance from management

    Cons

    Little room for advancement; Non-competitive salaries; Heavy politics; High-turnover; No mentoring; Egos (more so in the Administrative Dept. than amongst the lawyers!); Understaffed; Manager are not qualified and drive out great talent across the firm; Low morale

    Advice to Management

    Work on currently ineffective and poor, communication, management and leadership skills.

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