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Goodwin Reviews

Updated May 27, 2019

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Found 117 reviews

3.3
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Goodwin CEO David Hashmall
David Hashmall
29 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodwin full-time

    Pros

    Technology and Flexibility, the ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    Work assignments not distributed equitably.

    Advice to Management

    Follow up your words with deeds.

    Goodwin2017-02-13
  2. "Senior Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwin

    Pros

    The new Boston office is great.

    Cons

    The location in the Seaport is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Goodwin2017-01-18
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Pay was good but unpleasant to work here."

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goodwin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vacation time and sick time was good can carry it over and benefits were great. This was only good thing about working here.

    Cons

    Administrative and Hr not great. Not a good place to work I will only give one star. Boston accounting are not nice at all

    Advice to Management

    They don't back you up. They will throw you under the bus.

    Goodwin2017-02-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Law Firm"

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    Former Employee - Manager of Compensation in Millbury, MA

    I worked at Goodwin for less than a year

    Pros

    Location to train station is favorable.

    Cons

    Even though Goodwin wants to be a law firm, their roots will always be legal.

    Goodwin2016-12-27
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodwin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work with excellent benefits. Most legal assistants have been here for 15 plus years.

    Cons

    Heavy upper management and I think they could do away with many and create opportunities for others

    Goodwin2016-11-22
  6. "I liked working here"

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    Former Employee - Associate, Business Law in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodwin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A nice firm. Nice, very smart and dedicated people, most of whom care about your career.

    Cons

    Sometimes advancement opportunities can be less than transparent. Also surprise layoffs from time to time with little transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing. Goodwin is a nice place.

    Goodwin2016-11-02
  7. "Great Place For Former Practicing Lawyers To Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodwin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most of the leadership that I deal with treats staff with respect and encourages them to grow professionally. There are a lot of smart lawyers who work there, of course, and most have fairly decent people skills. It's a growing organization, one that should have a better shot than most at weathering the coming storms facing the legal profession.

    Cons

    You are working in a business owned by lawyers. So don't expect there to be a lot of R&D money floating around. Decision-making is somewhat decentralized, although that is changing somewhat, and that can have advantages and disadvantages.

    Goodwin2016-10-01
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There isn't much positive at this firm

    Cons

    Low pay, awful management, mean attorneys

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate professional staff

    Goodwin2016-10-08
  9. Helpful (1)

    "The most laid-back firm office"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Goodwin

      Pros

      Great mentorship; Smaller office, less white-shoe

      Cons

      long hours, main focus of DC office is consumer financial services (snooze)

      Goodwin2016-09-21
    • "Associate"

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      Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Excellent place to work. Combines perks of well-established law firm with start-up growth mentality of newer practice areas. Smart, kind people. The firm places a premium on collaboration and collegiality. It's not a hierarchical place as law firms go.

      Cons

      The self-starter attitude isn't for everyone. People who can't be independent or aren't self-starters typically don't do as well here.

      Goodwin2016-09-16
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