Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – November 23, 2015
Goodwin Procter was a wonderful place to work, great people, resources and the best tools for technology. Good benefits and work environment with ongoing training and support. I supported two partners, one counsel and one associate. It was a busy desk on most days and the attorneys could be demanding but were appreciative of my work. I learned many software programs and professional skills and I took advantage of the ongoing optional training that was available to me. My co-workers were supportive for the most part and we all worked as a team. The hardest part of the job was finding enough hours in the day. The most enjoyable part was the new challenges that were presented to me and working with clients, both internal and external.
Good salary and benefits and great work environment
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, M – September 2, 2015
There is a lot of work to do and you don't always have the time to get it all done. There is very little work life balance. There is more focus on the managers than there is on the profession staff. You need to be a work horse to survive.
Payroll Administrator (contract) (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – December 12, 2014
As Payroll Administrator, I provide backup to the payroll department in processing the monthly exempt and bi-weekly non-exempt staff using Ultipro and Krononos time management systems. It is a huge challenge to make sure that all the bi-weekly timecards are completed accurately and approved on time. In addition to assisting employees with payroll questions, my job requires me to work closely with Human Resources, Benefits, Finance and many other departments throughout the firm.
The best part of my job is working with the knowledgeable and impressionable payroll staff. I could not do my job effectively without the help of my wonderful co-workers in Payroll. Walking in the hallways and interacting with employees from other departments is also very pleasant. It's like a home away from home.
Intake Associate / Litigation Support (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – November 2, 2014
this position consist of a constant multitasking ability and also communication at all times. receive all phone calls, keep track of all faxes/emails direct and respond in a timely fashion for all 700 employees in the firm. Delegated the majority of work amongst co-worker. Working under management requires much punctuality and things being done in a timely fashion. the hardest part of the was doing court runs and coming back then keep flow and understanding of the front desk once return. i enjoyed the responsibility in general there was learning in the mist of it all. and i learned the importance of punctuality.
Staffing, Training & Professional Development Asst (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 16, 2013
Goodwin Procter LLP was my first “real job” out of college. It was very exciting to work in Manhattan and with such a dynamic group of people. This might have been my first job but it is where I discovered my career path. Education is very important to me and I love being able to enrich peoples careers via the world of training.
High expectations, but with a laid back atmosphere
Case Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – April 23, 2012
I currently work at a law firm and the culture at the particular office I work in is overall very encouraging. For example, a number of attorneys I work with involve me in the litigation or case process as much as possible. A typical day usually involves data entry, document management, Food and Drug Administration research, and proofreading memoranda.
At times the work load is hectic, fast paced, and demanding, but I have managed to cope with and perform under pressure. I believe the attorneys I work with greatly appreciate this multi-tasking ability.
All my co-workers have a great sense of humor and everyone is extremely respectful to each other. It is a great office for interacting with individuals who are not only smart, professional, and extremely dedicated, but who also know how to create an enjoyable atmosphere for others.