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Fish & Richardson Reviews

Updated December 31, 2017
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Fish & Richardson President Peter J. Devlin
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  • You're told that you have flexible hours, but you still have to work extremely long hours to earn your full pay (in 5 reviews)

  • Attorneys overlook staff at times (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great IP Firm"

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

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

    Pros

    Best colleagues in the business

    Cons

    As expected, long hours at times

    Advice to Management

    More transparency in compensation


  2. "Legal Assistant"

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

    I worked at Fish & Richardson full-time

    Pros

    Great downtown Minneapolis location, busy firm, interesting work

    Cons

    I was a contract to hire assistant, which I don't recommend - get hired outright by Fish!

  3. "Some top level talent at Fish"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the attorneys there are the best and the brightest.
    Great on the compensation scale.

    Cons

    Other attorneys can be stubbornly entrenched in older ways and less willing too adapt.


  4. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture at the firm.

    Cons

    Heavy workload at the firm.


  5. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unparalleled collective knowledge, room to advance, generous benefits and good earning potential

    Cons

    Politics, unchecked staff who spread negativity and open space

    Advice to Management

    Set standards for management ratios


  6. "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.


  7. 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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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


  10. "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.


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