Fish & Richardson Reviews

Updated Feb 19, 2020

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Fish & Richardson President Peter J. Devlin
Peter J. Devlin
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Patent Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great pay, benefits, hours and people to work with

    Cons

    never enough hours in the day

  2. Helpful (2)

    "generally ok experiece"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Attorney 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time

    Pros

    casual work environment, lots to learn

    Cons

    the workload is not stable, terrible work/life balance


  3. "OK place to work.."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are the best that I have compared to other firms.

    Cons

    Quantity is more important than quality.

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  4. "Fantastic place to work!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked here for over 6 years, and will say it was the best job I’ve ever had. I kick myself for leaving, but it was for personal reasons. Fantastic environment. Flexible schedule. Great benefits. Work as a team. Respectful attorneys. Great all around.

    Cons

    No one leaves, so virtually impossible to get re-hired! Not really a con.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Average at best"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, people, food every month

    Cons

    Poor upper management, low pay

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Well-known IP law firm"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities: lots of technical areas/clients and lots of experienced attorneys to work with. Great learning experience if you get the exposure.

    Cons

    No structured help or guidance on individual success. Your success is based a lot on your luck (which attorneys and which clients you start to work with), assuming you work as hard as everyone else.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Talented IP team, good entry-level experience, poor for career growth/mentorship"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Patent bar/law school compensation -Opportunities to work remotely with attorneys across many US offices -Well-known, prestigious reputation in intellectual property law

    Cons

    -Few senior associates resulting in lack of opportunity for mentorship -Management is unresponsive towards improving firm culture/mentorship opportunities -Firm does not offer cost-of-living stipends

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good IP law firm, but..."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Patent Legal Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great place to learn about IP law and the patent application process -Attorneys are knowledgable

    Cons

    -Parking expensive -Office in Dallas is mostly empty -Other assistants, paralegals, and secretaries like to gossip a lot -Managers are hard to contact because not in the same office

  9. "Fabulous Fish"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The People!: they are fabulous!

    Cons

    The Apples: The apples know who they are!

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bloated and Out of Touch Management"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Twin Cities, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free coffee and variety of milk, usually fresh.

    Cons

    Patent paralegal management is bloated and out of touch. Very unsupportive and does not know how to distribute work. Is unresponsive and does not welcome input from the team.

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