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Ropes & Gray Reviews

Updated October 29, 2018
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Ropes & Gray Chairman R. Bradford (Brad) Malt
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  • "Sometimes long hours, but to be expected" (in 22 reviews)

  • "You’re the support side at a law firm so you’re undervalued and underpaid" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Support Staff For Legal Firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work with qualified and intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Many projects require cross-team participation which can lead to inefficient outcomes


  2. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Collegial environment
    Knowledgeable and dedicated professionals on the support team
    Solid compensation
    Good opportunities for advancement for support staff
    Pension plan

    Cons

    Workload can be significant
    Time pressures

  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great resources and great support staff

    Cons

    Lots of pressure and little training


  4. "Great support team working environment"

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    Current Employee - Attorney Development Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Attorney Development Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home policy, ability to work with many different people

    Cons

    Difficult to move up within departments.


  5. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart lawyers, fun to work with

    Cons

    Crazy, unpredictable hours at times


  6. "Good place to work *if you’re a lawyer*"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Development and Training
    Current Employee - Professional Development and Training
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and great firm to work for!

    Cons

    You’re the support side at a law firm so you’re undervalued and underpaid. A lot of red tape and little care for employee happiness (again this is definitely more apparent on the support side).

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the support staff like they are so disposable.


  7. "Good Benefits but Lack of Growth Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance (for staff).

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and promote individuals who are exceeding goals.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Demanding but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Strong team dynamic and good internal resources

    Cons

    Expectation of being available/responsive outside of work hours


  9. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Great reputation, and a lot of genuinely good, hard working people

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, but to be expected


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly and will help when needed, cafe is a great plus, comfortable work setting

    Cons

    No big cons here fortunately


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