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Goodwin Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2019

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3.3
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Goodwin CEO David Hashmall
David Hashmall
29 Ratings
  1. "..."

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      Current Employee - Legal Secretary 

      I have been working at Goodwin full-time

      Pros

      Nice enough; good salary; benefits

      Cons

      Closed door; not enough interaction between lawyers and staff

      Goodwin2019-06-24
    • "Good location and great people"

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      Former Employee - Co-Op in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Goodwin full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      people are nice and friendly. good start for students who want to know office setting

      Cons

      I can't think of any.

      Goodwin2019-05-27
    • "Good firm if you like big law"

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      Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

      I have been working at Goodwin full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great training, work for sophisticated clients, intelligent colleagues, great benefits and amenities

      Cons

      No work-life balance, lack of transparency in partnership process

      Goodwin2019-04-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Be warned long hours"

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      Current Employee - Staff - Non Attorney in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Goodwin full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great benefits Nice offices Much better for attorneys - a lot of perks

      Cons

      Expected to work long hours Management only looks out for attorneys Management does not care about work/life balance Short staffed and lots of pressure to work the job of several

      Advice to Management

      Remember that your other staff supports attorneys.

      Goodwin2019-04-05
    • "Great Place - Very Corporate"

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      Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Goodwin full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great atmosphere to work

      Cons

      Managing is a bit iffy

      Goodwin2019-04-04
    • "Best Job Ever!"

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      Former Employee - Research Services Co-op in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Goodwin full-time

      Pros

      Tons of autonomy Open and encouraging work environment Fulfilling work

      Cons

      Some days were slower than others

      Goodwin2019-03-12
    • "Great place to work at"

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      Current Employee - Forklift Operator 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Goodwin full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      A lot of over time

      Cons

      None right now that I can think of

      Goodwin2019-03-04
    • "West Coast Offices Fine; East Coast Offices Better"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Goodwin full-time

        Pros

        Pros: Generally great, very smart people; offices are beautiful; work is top notch

        Cons

        Cons: West Coast offices are definitely satellite offices, the money and the power are in the East Coast so good luck making partner if you are in the West Coast.

        Goodwin2018-12-13
      • Helpful (2)

        ".."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Goodwin full-time

        Pros

        If you are a favorite (be it attorney or professional staff), career advancement opportunities are endless.

        Cons

        Compensation for professional staff is below market average, benefits are both terrible and expensive, clear misappropriation of resources, overall severe lack of resources available, favoritism is HUGE... the list just doesn't seem to end.

        Advice to Management

        Invest in your employees, not just upper management.

        Goodwin2018-10-19
      • Helpful (8)

        "Stay away...you’ve been warned!"

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        Current Employee - Communications Specialist 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Goodwin full-time

        Pros

        - healthcare/dental benefits - good PTO package - new modern looking offices

        Cons

        - poor leadership: people “in charge” aren’t very knowledgeable, no strategic thinking involved in decision making. They mostly just micromanage and pretend to know what’s going on. - bad firm culture: from lack of transparency to lack of respect for “staff” employees. The only thing that matters is making the partners happy. The answer is always “yes” to the partners, regardless of the request. - salary: for...

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        Advice to Management

        None, they don’t take advice and won’t change.

        Goodwin2018-10-18
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