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Updated January 10, 2018
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Ropes & Gray Chairman R. Bradford (Brad) Malt
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Pros
  • Great environment, excellent benefits, decent work/life balance and competitive with salary (in 10 reviews)

  • Interesting clientele, great benefits and salaries are competitive (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • very long hours and associate burn out is a problem (in 20 reviews)

  • Work / life balance can be difficult at times (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal
    Current Employee - Paralegal
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely good people, occasionally high stress/long hours - but thats to be expected.

    Cons

    Your experience really depends on your teams and it seems like there are some well known problems that just never get fixed.


  2. "IT Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, collegial, competitive

    Cons

    large work load, complex technical environment

  3. "Overall, good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work can be challenging

    Cons

    Admin groups tend to work in silos and often do not consider how their work impacts others.


  4. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and place to work.

    Cons

    People are almost too nice.


  5. "Document Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Retirement benefits are excellent and attractive

    Cons

    I do not have anything to against the company

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "No Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Office is in a great location, often flexibility in the role

    Cons

    There is no room for growth


  7. "Good Place for an Entry Level Paralegal"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant people, challenging but rewarding work environment. Great place to experience corporate law environment if you're considering law school.

    Cons

    Little training, paralegal management needs improvement, long hours sometimes (but typical for big law),

  8. "Legal Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, people and café.

    Cons

    None that I'm aware of.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Expensive benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    They offer health insurance to employees.

    Cons

    Over $700 a month out of pocket to cover a family. Only one health insurance offered.


  10. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    great learning opportunities and great experts in law to learn from

    Cons

    very long hours and associate burn out is a problem

    Advice to Management

    continue working on associate work life balance


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