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Growing Boston firm with much potential

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Current Employee - Case Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
Current Employee - Case Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Goodwin Procter

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fantastic people/culture with a good balance between work and personal time. There is also a vibrant social life in the office which is greatly facilitated by the lack of snooty and otherwise holier-than-thou attorneys which can be fairly commonplace in large corporate firms. The Real Estate practice is very highly regarded and the firm is expanding at an extraordinary pace.

Cons

It's Boston so the compensation levels are not the same as New York and the extent to which you're likely to pick up huge multinational clients with complex legal needs, while possible, is substantially decreased. This is offset, however, by smaller startups from the BioTech and Life Science mecca of Cambridge if you are interested in that area of law.

Advice to Management

Keep it up. The expansion and branding initiatives have been a big boost to employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodwin Procter

    Recommends
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    Pros

    I thought the people were great

    Cons

    The stress is typical for a large law firm.

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Goodwin Procter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Smart, enjoyable people to work with. As good as "Big Law" gets. As a new corporate law attorney, I had a lot of opportunities to explore different areas and learn what I liked and didn't like. It gave me a broader understanding of law and business.

    Cons

    Nothing different from any Big Law firm. Long hours, work weekends and holidays as needed (which is often). Big Law is like a constant sprint on a marathon course. Wasn't for me in the long run, but Goodwin was a great firm to be at while I dabbled in Big Law.

    Advice to Management

    It's been a few years since I was at Goodwin, but I remember wishing I had more opportunities to learn the business of the business. We're good at working for clients, but the firm didn't do much to teach us how to manage a law firm book of business.

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