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Morrison & Foerster Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and pay; many talented and smart staff, attorneys and agents (in 13 reviews)

  • Excellent Community Service and Pro Bono work (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Monotonous work, work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • more humane for a law firm, but the culture has really changed over the last few years (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Legal Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Morrison & Foerster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Generous bonus
    - Great name recognition
    - In-office resources

    Cons

    Hard work often goes unacknowledged.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Nov 21, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your review! At MoFo, we strive to stay competitive by providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits package that aligns with our goal of attracting, developing, and retaining... More


  2. "Management change matters"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, bleeding edge technology, diverse workforce are all positives.

    Cons

    Verbally abusive culture is accepted, lack of respect for non-lawyers.

    Advice to Management

    Strong, experienced, knowledgeable staff is often not valued. Show staff members and new associates more respect.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Dec 15, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I’m pleased to read your positive reviews on compensation, benefits, technology and diversity. Thank you also for your constructive feedback. Respect... More

  3. "California sunshine in NY"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morrison & Foerster full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid-back culture (if you end up with a cool partner), opportunities for substantive work, beautiful office, wonderful colleagues (for the most part), attorneys are respectful to support staff (mostly), great informal training, firm culture respects diversity, great maternity/paternity support.

    Cons

    IT systems need to be updated; rainmakers get to scream (most don't, but few do); more cohesion would be nice; it's a biglaw firm -- you sacrifice big holidays once in a while; bonuses could be paid earlier.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your review! All the pros you mentioned are part of MoFo’s culture and benefits that we are proud to offer. Giving our employees meaningful work and feeling like their contributions are... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Top notch litigation firm, tough environment for attorneys of color"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're looking for opportunities to participate in high profile litigation and gain valuable experience, mofo would be a good fit.

    Cons

    Isolating environment for attorneys of color. I felt a lack of support and mentorship at mofo. Very little support for developing professionally.

    Advice to Management

    If you have a sincere commitment to hiring and retaining attorneys of color there is much work to be done to create an environment where attorneys of color can thrive.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Nov 21, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your review. If you’re open to it, would you mind contacting me at ayeegarcia@mofo.com to further discuss your thoughts on our work environment? We do have a sincere commitment to... More


  5. "Great firm and wonderful colleagues"

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

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Intelligent, motivated, and cordial colleagues.
    - Flexible work environment.
    - Good benefits.
    - Top-notch client base.
    - Excellent exit options.
    - Top firm in the Bay Area.

    Cons

    - Partnership prospects murky.
    - Market follower and not leader in terms of pay.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the firm going strong.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a thoughtful review! At MoFo, we hire only the best. We appreciate you acknowledging the wonderful people we employ here. MoFo strives to stay competitive in... More


  6. "Former contract attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people all around from managing partners, to staff, to associates.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! At MoFo, one of our best assets are our people. Thank you for shining a light on the internal resources that keep MoFo at a high standard of... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad but not worth it for the long term"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people if you choose the right partners

    Cons

    Stay as long as you can stand it then leave for a better life and less pay (but still make more than you're worth)

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. MoFo takes pride in our people and we are always pleased to learn that those who work for the firm enjoy the brilliant and hard-working people... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Regarded International Law Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Community Service and Pro Bono work
    Interesting clients and cases
    They only hire the best of the best - attorneys and staff

    Cons

    Too much work and not enough staff causing many staff to leave
    Not enough of a work/life balance for attorneys
    Inconsistency with developing career paths for staff

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to right a thoughtful review! Community service & pro bono work are two aspects of MoFo frequently named as reasons why people decide to join our firm. We take pride in... More


  9. "IP Legal Secretary"

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

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time

    Pros

    Associates are great to work woth

    Cons

    No communication between staff and mangers

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! We are glad to see that you have an optimistic outlook on the firm and recommend MoFo as an employer. We employ only the best associates and staff... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None - bad company to work for

    Cons

    No organization, career development plans or training.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. I’m sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience at Morrison & Foerster. The firm as a whole and the Marketing Department in... More


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