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Fish & Richardson Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Fish & Richardson President Peter J. Devlin
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  • Stress; Long Hours; Demanding clients (in 4 reviews)

  • Attorneys overlook staff at times (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people. Perfect location. Thursday socials and bagels every Friday morning! Bonuses after you have been there over a year!

    Cons

    Not too much room for advancement. Long hours depending on the attorneys work schedule, can be high stress during deadlines


  2. "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Health packages, savings packages, locations

    Cons

    poor management, terrible advancement opportunities, training for the favored.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay, great hours and great people

    Cons

    There really is not any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Fish has really good management. No issues


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Pleasant Upgrate"

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    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, solid pay

    Cons

    Can easily be overloaded with hours, lack of training


  5. "Forward Thinking Firm"

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

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking firm that utilizes technology
    Talented workers

    Cons

    Attorneys overlook staff at times

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and value non-attorney staff more.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Accounting"

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

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits package and location.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and give those they like the opportunities for growth and promotions. Some are very unprofessional and treat employees poorly. No training process, lack of opportunity for diversification, micromanaging, lack of support, doesn't like it when you ask questions, work environment is stressful, turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanaging is not productive.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, good office location

    Cons

    Treated poorly, unfair with project assignment, favorites

    Advice to Management

    outdated management very unprofessional

  8. "Good and Bad"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous compensation and benefits. They go out of their way to reward and treat their employees well.

    Cons

    Operations/Administrative staff is sub par. Managers need to manage, delegate and get out of the way and let staff do their work. The amount of incessant e-mails firm-wide is ridiculous and causes confusion. While the firm can throw a lot of money at IT infrastructure/development projects there is a lot of legacy stuff lying around that needs to be cleaned up.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to manage, delegate and get out of the way and let staff do their work.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Entry-Level Patent Prosecution Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Patent Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Patent Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great for paralegals! 3 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick time, 12 holidays, generous fully vested 401K contribution after 1 year, weekly paycheck

    Treadmill workstations, work-out room in the building, fancy espresso machine

    Overtime is a rare occurrence.

    Cons

    There is stiff competition to move beyond the patent paralegal position. A patent paralegal starts as an entry-level paralegal and typically handles one to three tasks in volume such as information disclosure statements, office action shells, or obtaining signatures from inventors.

    An open-office environment means that conversations can be heard by others. Four paralegal pods are made of two parallel tables with a short divider splitting each table into two work stations

    Working remotely is currently granted specifically for each occurrence

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for growth and diversification.


  10. "Love the company"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Secretary in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Recruiting Secretary in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with work times, friendly office, work is interesting

    Cons

    Office is SILENT for the most part.


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