Ropes & Gray Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2021

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Ropes & Gray Chairman R. Bradford (Brad) Malt
R. Bradford (Brad) Malt
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Pros
  • "Great benefits and great people, lots of growth opportunity(in 13 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and work/life balance (for staff)(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Still big law so there will still be long hours(in 30 reviews)

  • "It can be difficult at times, but that is the nature of working at a law firm(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Better work life balance than other big firms

      Jun 11, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Lateral associate from another big law firm. Ropes has better work life balance than other big firms, especially for women attorneys - they have a better chance of advancing their career here than in most big firms, even after having a family. Much more collegial than most big firms. Much more pleasant work environment than other big firms.

      Cons

      Has billable hour requirement. Is a bit opaque on who will advance to partnership. Needs more minorities - although they are really trying.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome firm

      May 27, 2021 - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Awesome firm with kind culture.

      Cons

      Paralegal tech is not as great as lawyers'.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Former Associate

      Jun 2, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Collegial and hardworking associates and partners.

      Cons

      Long hours and sometimes weekend work.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great firm; hard work

      May 2, 2021 - Associate in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Very skilled lawyers; very prestigious clients

      Cons

      Hours very long; some Partners are not interested in developing associates

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good Place to start

      May 27, 2021 - Information Governance Assistant in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      great work culture, great office and benefits

      Cons

      need competitive salary, staffing needs to be the focus when the team is at 50%

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      No place I would rather have worked

      Apr 23, 2021 - Partner in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Interesting work, great clients, terrific resources and wonderful colleagues.

      Cons

      None other than those inherent in practicing law.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great firm

      Apr 15, 2021 - Lawyer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Highly talented lawyers and market-leading compensation

      Cons

      Long and unpredictable hours (as with any biglaw job)

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Experience has gone downhill since I started

      Apr 28, 2021 - Practice Development Assistant 
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      Pros

      Used to love my role, good network

      Cons

      People keep leaving so more work with NO increase in compensation, Takes years to get promoted

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Apr 5, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      The culture is fantastic and collaborative.

      Cons

      As any other big law firm, hours.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good law firm to work at

      Apr 27, 2021 - KM Analyst in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Culture, salary, benefits, perks, nice offices, commitment to diversity

      Cons

      You have to work hard and sometimes put in long hours. That should come as no surprise for any job at a large law firm.

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