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Morrison & Foerster Reviews

Updated June 13, 2018
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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
  • "Lack of work/life balance on occasion, depending on the cases you're staffed on" (in 14 reviews)

  • "more humane for a law firm, but the culture has really changed over the last few years" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morrison & Foerster full-time

    Pros

    Great place to be if you want to be a better trial / litigation attorney. The partners and associates are generally very competent.

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance on occasion, depending on the cases you're staffed on

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    May 22, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your thoughtful review. MoFo is committed to hiring and retaining top-tier attorney talent and we are proud to work on so many noteworthy matters. .Please feel free to contact me at... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "strong marketing dep't"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morrison & Foerster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really feel like I work with the best and the brightest (that refers to attorneys and non-attorney staff). The team values good writing. The offices are beautiful and management tries to ensure that everyone is satisfied. I honestly also feel like management fosters a culture where women can thrive.

    Cons

    I really can't name any. I mean, work is work. It's not gonna be a party up in here.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Jul 31, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your thoughtful review and your positive comments. I’m glad to hear you’re having such a great experience at the firm and specifically as a member of our Marketing Department, which is... More

  3. "Very positive experience working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Very hierarchical structure of office

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. MoFo believes that investing in the growth of its employees is critical to the firm’s success, and one of our top priorities is providing ample... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Non-Attorney Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time

    Pros

    lots of last minute projects to keep you occupied if you don't have a life
    if you like to have everything you create wordsmithed you will enjoy it
    good health plan

    Cons

    staff raises are 1 to 3 percent.
    look at the class action lawsuit about mommy track attorneys

    Advice to Management

    share with the staff

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Jun 20, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. The firm continuously seeks out opportunities to evolve and improve its employees’ experiences. We would appreciate more insight into your experience at the firm to... More


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Review by staff"

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    Former Employee - Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time

    Pros

    Well known law firm

    Cons

    The PTO days are inadequate. They underpay based on other employers and the market. The work can be stressful and demanding. The non-attorney bonuses are a joke. Some of the attorneys are arrogant, caustic and rude. High turn over. People walk out or are fired far too regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    May 22, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. Although we take your feedback seriously, we’re proud of our healthy employee retention rate. Part of the reason for this success is that MoFo offers... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office space, very intelligent staff, marketing academy for career development, great benefits, lengthy PTO

    Cons

    Morale yo-yos and can affect the mood of the workplace, some negative attitudes, typical issues of being in a staff role in a large law firm with a partnership

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    May 22, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are delighted that you value the Marketing Academy. It is offered to our Marketing, Research & Business Development teams as part of the firm’s... More


  7. "paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morrison & Foerster full-time

    Pros

    People were nice to work with

    Cons

    Way too much work and unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    May 22, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thanks for providing feedback. Here at MoFo, our people are our greatest asset, and we take pride in fostering a collaborative and friendly work environment. We appreciate the amount of hard work and... More

  8. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at Morrison & Foerster full-time

    Pros

    Less hierarchical than other firms.

    Cons

    It is still a law firm.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Apr 6, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your review! Here at MoFo, we resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect – for our colleagues, their ideas and the differences that make us stronger. We appreciate all the... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Love MoFo"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Morrison & Foerster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, work, and pay are great.

    Cons

    Like any large firm, the hours can be long.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Feb 20, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thanks for your review! Some of the resounding reasons we hear about why people join and stay at MoFo are because of the people and the types of projects and innovative work that employees get while... More


  10. "Excellent firm culture, experience and growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful firm to work for with open door policy and lots of teamwork.

    Cons

    Small number of partner promotions.

    Morrison & Foerster Response

    Feb 20, 2018 – Talent Management Specialist

    Thank you for your positive feedback! At MoFo, we highly encourage a collaborative environment so it’s great to hear about your overall experience at the firm. We believe that our approach to partner... More


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