Ropes & Gray Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2020

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Ropes & Gray Chairman R. Bradford (Brad) Malt
R. Bradford (Brad) Malt
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  • "Intense environment, long hours, experience depends on the team(in 29 reviews)

  • "You’re the support side at a law firm so you’re undervalued and underpaid(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The firm has a great culture, mentors and colleagues.

    Cons

    None so far. Only con is the unpredictable hours, which is typical in this industry.

  2. "Good firm, large infrastructure"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Development Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Deep roots in Boston, well known firm, rare pension plan, lots of support groups

    Cons

    Very large, all support groups operate differently so other groups could be more/less flexible than yours when it comes to working from home, flexibility, etc. Lots of red tape.

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  3. "Practice Development Specialist"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Practice Development Specialist 

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Great team! Get to do a lot of different types of tasks, no day is the same.

    Cons

    Can be long hours for pay

  4. "Loved it here"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great place to work please show me the salaries

    Cons

    none none none none none

  5. "Good experience overall"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Development Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of professional development opportunities, good benefits and collegial work enviroment

    Cons

    stagnant upward mobility, but this is not unusual at big companies.

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  6. "Diverse, Inclusive, Collaborative Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great culture and values well-being programs

    Cons

    overtime permission traditional duties limited compensation growth

  7. "Generally great."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney 

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, high-quality work, low / no-FaceTime, run like a business as opposed to a law firm.

    Cons

    Long hours, Boston / East Coast centric, lots of bureaucracy, slow to innovate.

  8. "Tops for culture and pay"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lawyer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Incredible training and growth opportunity. Top of the market pay. Senior lawyers care about their employees. Quality of life better than at other elite firms.

    Cons

    Very high expectations for quality; can get very busy at times.

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  9. "Great look into world of FP&A"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Cross-functional projects delivered to key executives

    Cons

    N/A - just wanted experience in different industry

  10. "High Quality Staff"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, extremely intelligent coworkers, onsite cafeteria

    Cons

    Intense environment, long hours, experience depends on the team

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