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"Stay away...."

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

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

Pros

Good talented, caring people on the administrative side

Cons

Every individual is disposable. No regard for longetivity. Easy to pass the buck mentality. No communication and no direction.

Advice to Management

Ineffective and basically bad management within several areas led to "reduction" in jobs for many productve, caring individuals. It is difficult to ascertain how a firm of this standing allows inexperienced, low producing managers to dismiss others but they are still gainfully employed.

Other Employee Reviews for Goodwin Procter

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Too many insular, underexposed senior administrators from Boston"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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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.


  2. "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.

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