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Updated Jun 8, 2021

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3.8
50%
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75%
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Morrison & Foerster COO Pat Cavaney
Pat Cavaney
85 Ratings
Pros
  • "interesting cases and good benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • "Pretty offices, good pro bono work, ok benefits(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work/life balance isn’t a priority(in 18 reviews)

  • "Long hours and lack of transparency on advancement(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work for

      May 31, 2021 - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment; family atmosphere

      Cons

      There are no cons to this office

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Overall

      Jun 8, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good people to work with

      Cons

      Long hours are normal at the firm.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good firm, poor group management

      Jun 2, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Talented attorneys, generous family-friendly benefits.

      Cons

      Certain practice groups managed very poorly for long periods of time. No investment in associate development, especially homegrown associates, and opaque about partnership process. Very serious problem in diversity in partnership among certain practice groups in NY. Bonus compensation not in line with competitors in NY and associates are nickled and dimed at every opportunity.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Solid firm excellent people to work with

      Apr 16, 2021 - Legal Secretary 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Solid firm, excellent benefits; lots of support and overall good environment

      Cons

      I don't have any so far.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      No.

      Mar 18, 2021 - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits, stable job security

      Cons

      Many bosses with many contradicting and complaint reacting directives all contradictory to smart decisions, bullying approved and encouraged from the top down, zero concern from anyone outside of IT with non existent anonymous ways to report concerns about the toxicity as all know the firm is only there to cover itself with such concerns and you are the problem if you are reporting. Sit still and keep your head down, and throw concerns for mental health out the window, at least until you yourself follow.

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      3 people found this review helpful

      Morrison & Foerster Response

      Talent Management Coordinator

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are committed to creating an environment that values the voices and perspectives of employees. This culture of inclusion is essential to the success of the Firm. The Firm is also committed to providing resources and tools to partners and employees to support physical and mental health. There is an anonymous reporting system in place for staff and attorneys, as well as a “Talk to the COO feature” accessible via MoFoConnect. MoFo encourages employees to report concerns regarding compliance with Firm policies and standards to the MoFo Hotline, operated and hosted by EthicsPoint, a third party resource. All reports are completely confidential. You can report online at http://mofo.ethicspoint.com or by calling 1-844-255-1957. If you’d like to share more, please don’t hesitate to reach out to hr@mofo.com.

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Generally a good experience

      Mar 23, 2021 - Associate Attorney in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and partners who are generally reasonable to work with. Lots of good exit opportunities if big law isn't your speed.

      Cons

      Hours are sometimes heavy and unpredictable, and there can be a lack of coordination between certain groups leading to unreasonable deadlines and unnecessary anxiety.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Firm!

      Mar 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really high-octane legal work and collegial work environment.

      Cons

      Not unique to MoFo, but I think it's always hard to see behind the curtain at a professional partnership. The partners tried to give us performance updates, but the forum for follow-up questions was fairly limited.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Review

      Mar 15, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Enjoyable people to work with.

      Cons

      Long hours, but as expected in big law.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good, for big law

      Mar 3, 2021 - Associate in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, compared to other places hours aren't insane

      Cons

      It's big law. It's lots of work.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Mar 3, 2021 - Specialist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Good pay - Stability - Interesting work

      Cons

      - Red tape - Corp. hierarchy

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