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Updated January 3, 2017
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  1. "Strong law firm to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mintz Levin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance.
    Great location
    Great benefits and extras
    strong management
    I enjoyed my time there as my direct manager was very good. The company was very understanding during the difficult winter commutes.

    Cons

    Work is compartmentalized and not very diverse.
    Salary scale for staff is a little on the low side for the industry.
    Nothing cutting edge, slow to adopt new technology.

    Advice to Management

    Look to advance the supporting technology a little more. Increase salaries a bit if you can. Otherwise the firm appears to be on the right path.


  2. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mintz Levin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mintiz Levin is just a few steps from the train station and subway station. It is the best location from wherever you live. You will have a shorter commuting time than working for any other big law firm.

    Cons

    The bonus is not as great as other big law firms. Some practice groups have low ratings.


  3. "Loved Mintz"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mintz Levin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Can't say anything negative about this place

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. "interesting place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Attorney in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintz Levin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High-profile matters, well-connected firm, lots of talented people and good opportunity to make great connections. Though it may not be the #1 most prestigious firm in Boston, this is still the "big time" in terms of law practice, and you'll learn a lot just by keeping your eyes open.

    Cons

    Working in a large law firm can suck at times as they are all very demanding, and you can't really establish any power within the firm unless you develop a big book of business. So you need to stand up for yourself and make sure you don't get pushed around or mistreated by any partners or anyone else as an associate. If you go in ready to walk out and leave at any time (not being wedded to the idea of having to make partner), you'll do fine. And if you develop your own book of business, which you should over time, you'll do well whether you stay or go.

    Advice to Management

    It seems the turnover of associates has to cause a lot of inefficiencies / lost productivity. I know the nature of the beast is to have a pyramid structure, though I don't buy that that's the best model.


  6. "Pretty good place for staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mintz Levin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - challenging work
    - Non attorneys have a voice in the C suite - COO and CMO help drive business strategy
    - Partners are often left to run wild - it's difficult to differentiate the contributors to the hangers-on from a staff perspective so you know where to focus your energy
    - diversity is pretty good for an old Boston firm

    Cons

    - see above comment re: stodgy
    - some lawyers very resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. "Good, challenging experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mintz Levin (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are undoubtedly mentors to be had at Mintz Levin. Seek them out. They truly care about your professional development.

    Cons

    If you do decide you don't want to go to law school it can be difficult at times to forge your own path. Again, lean on mentors for support.


  8. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mintz Levin (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Just a great company. Programs for employees, great benefits, and great location. I was an employee there for 4 years before moving. I hated to leave

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons to list. Again like I said a great law firm that took value in making the workplace great.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to continue doing what you are doing. Continue making the work place pleasant. Continue being great


  9. "Telecom Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecom Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Telecom Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mintz Levin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    All around great place to work

    Cons

    Commuter rail to work undependable

    Advice to Management

    Continue in the same direction


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Times Are a Changing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mintz Levin full-time

    Pros

    Like any large firm, you'll gain great experience and training. There are a lot of great people at Mintz, but the few bad apples are the ones with power, so it makes it difficult for the other partners to protect associates from getting stretched too thin, especially in the corporate section.

    Cons

    Mintz used to be a great firm where people worked hard but still had a semblance of a life outside of the firm. With broad mid-level management changes over the last 2-3 years, they are trying to grind as much as possible out of associates until they quit. Over the last 2-3 years, the junior-mid level associate classes have been decimated. People never used to leave Mintz for another firm because for a firm, it was a great place to work, but this has changed.

    They want to be a New York firm with the bottom line as their number one goal, but they're not. People went to Mintz so they wouldn't have to be at a sweatshop, but new management doesn't get it. On top of all this, if they want to be a NY sweatshop, then they need to at least pay people like it. Bonuses used to be competitive, but have taken a dive, and the salary scale is not on par with other firms in the higher class years.

    Advice to Management

    Mintz used to be known in Boston as a great place to work, which helped recruit great associates and keep them. Grinding associates is shortsighted and may give a small bump in PPP this year, but will cost more in the long run. Work quality will suffer, costs of recruiting will go up, and client satisfaction will go down due to the revolving door of associates and lower work quality.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Partner in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mintz Levin is a great firm to work at. it is very entrepreneurial and team oriented.

    Cons

    There really isn't much to complain about. If you can even call it a CON, it is hard to get to know everyone because it is such a big firm.



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