Ropes & Gray Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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Ropes & Gray Chairman R. Bradford (Brad) Malt
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  • "Still big law so there will still be long hours(in 29 reviews)

  • "It can be difficult at times, but that is the nature of working at a law firm(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    entrepreneurial culture, good working culture, great clients.

    Cons

    unpredictable working hours. less recognised brand in London.

  2. "Good quality work and friendly team"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Associate 

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Good quality work and friendly team

    Cons

    Business support services could be better


  3. "Associate"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough, but same for all biglaw firms.

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  4. "Review"

    4.0
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    I worked at Ropes & Gray

    Pros

    Great firm to work for - good ambience and culture and great deals

    Cons

    Too much work - not that many assocaites for the amount of deals

  5. "Professional, flexible and approachable..."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart and approachable people, equal appreciation across all roles, non-stuffy environment, not micromanaged but trusted to get your work done which makes for a much more productive workforce and the home/work balance is very good with opportunities to work from home at most all levels.

    Cons

    The coffee machines only give regular or decaff. I'd like a cappuccino or macchiato every now and then.

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  6. "Great opportunity in a dynamic, fast moving field"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graphics Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Contact with experts in the top of their field.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is challenging, especially with family.

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  7. "Great law firm to work at!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people and the firm's resources.

    Cons

    The leadership is out of touch with the associates and is not transparent.

  8. "Great Role"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Program Paralegal in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great experience, challenging and interesting projects

    Cons

    Long hours, management can be distant and overly bureaucratic

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  9. "As good as you can get in big law"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    The people are great and the training and development opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    Big law - hours and demanding schedule.

  10. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Cash Collection Specialist 

    I worked at Ropes & Gray full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people, lots of growth opportunity

    Cons

    Some attorneys can be rude

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