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Updated Aug 10, 2022

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Found 133 of over 138 reviews
3.7
67% Recommend to a Friend
Fish & Richardson President Peter J. Devlin
89% Approve of CEO

Found 133 of over 138 reviews

3.7
67%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
Fish & Richardson President Peter J. Devlin
Peter J. Devlin
62 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Good benefits and a few nice folks(in 20 reviews)
  • "Great people(in 11 reviews)
  • "Easy work for decent pay.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Collegial, people are approachable; lot of responsibility; opportunities to contribute and grow.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Excellent compensation and benefits esp 401k plan, the holiday bonus was a very nice touch, and they encourage continued education.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great work environment

    May 17, 2022 - Patent Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice office, pleasant staff, great benefits package

    Cons

    No complaints actually. Just wish there were more affordable food options at the location

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good company

    Jul 22, 2022 - Litigation Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience, good people, good assignments, good clients

    Cons

    Big law politics and personalities

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Toxic Workplace, Chronically Unhappy People

    Jul 23, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits package Diversity efforts Hybrid option

    Cons

    Sadly, if you are support staff you are often treated lesser than attorneys. Managers are chronically overworked, not supportive, and passive aggressive. They low ball you in regards to salary and are not appreciative of the work you do. Lots of people who either micromanage and belittle or throw you in the deep end with no support. This place has damaged my mental health after being there for years and giving it an honest shot. There are some great people there and I do not want that to go unnoticed. However, most of the good apples have left since my time there and there is high turnover in MANY departments. Despite maintaining a positive attitude, being kind, and helping ease the transition tremendously when leaving, I was faced with bitterness and attitude from managers. Disappointed as this is not acceptable as professionals.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company but limited room for growth

    Jul 6, 2022 - Legal Secretary in Redwood City, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company and culture with wonderful work-life balance

    Cons

    Very poor comp for support/admin staff, and limited room for growth

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Don't take the bait.

    Jul 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Work from home option before anyone else offered it.

    Cons

    Passive/aggressive work environment. Nepotism is so engrained in company culture that it's expected. Certain firm policies appear to have been specifically drafted for scapegoating. The workflow and many other policies are clearly designed to maximize billable hours. (While clients might get good results, other firms could do the same for less.) Micromanagement on things that don't affect the outcome, and no management on larger aspects, like expectations, that do. Management is there to just to the bidding of the partners, even if it's bad for morale and overall trust. (For example, there was more than one occasion when dated materials were removed from an employee's desk while that employee was working remotely, and once they returned to the office, management claimed that the project was taking too long. This was not an isolated thing. It happened to more than one employee.) The same people who raise a glass to yours at a happy hour are the same ones who will keep a log of your misdeeds and ignore any successes. The firm will lowball a salary, and claim that the benefits make up for it, but then push employees out once those benefits kick in. It's a good strategy to cut costs, and it shows how much the firm values the people who work for them. You're a hamster in a wheel, churning out billable hours in a manner that's consistent with firm policy. If they can get a cheaper hamster, they will.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    May 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid time off, nice people to work with that become you fish family, swag

    Cons

    Lack of pay increase or promotion within certain fields

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company and great work environment

    May 9, 2022 - Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The work culture and people you work with are very nice

    Cons

    Lack of communications from managements

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    A decent place to start

    May 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fish was a decent place to start a career. It gives you an in in the legal field that you can leverage into other opportunities.

    Cons

    Because Fish has had to scale to grow to the size they are they definitely exploit employees. They pay very little for large responsibilities and are not open to large change and innovation.

    2 people found this review helpful
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Fish & Richardson has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 138 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Fish & Richardson to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Fish & Richardson employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Fish & Richardson. This rating has decreased by -9% over the last 12 months.

67% of Fish & Richardson employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Fish & Richardson 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Fish & Richardson to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be career development, management.

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