Tax Accountant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – February 7, 2017
Busy, but always ready to learn more Trust, partnerships, gift taxes, different software Management was very good, very helpful We often had tasks to learn which was fine Traveling into Boston everyday early morning and late nights and trying to bring up three children Again doing taxes.
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 24, 2017
I was grandfathered into this firm with the partner I worked with at Proskauer. I loved my job because it was very diverse. I worked with the partner that was the head of the healthcare division in the NYC office. We joined this firm at the beginning of HIPAA which was very interesting. The hardest part of the job I would say was the amount of billing I had to do on a monthly basis. At Proskauer we had billing coordinators to do this job. I enjoyed working with the attorneys I was assigned to.
Finance (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 18, 2016
Majority of the training is catered towards attorneys/legal services. If you're working within any of the other departments such as: Practice Development, Finance, Tech support then you're not a priority. I don't know how the company plans on retaining talent, especially younger generations, if it doesn't offer some way to transition from one department to another. Furthermore, the trainings that they offer are ok. R&G is not the company for you if you're someone that is young, eager to learn and would like to develop the necessary skills to stay competitive within this job market.
Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 15, 2016
Ropes is a great place to start your legal career, but it is still Big Law. It's easy to fall through the cracks. The associates are great, but the partners are less so. The culture seemed better than that of others firms from what I have heard from friends. However, the atmosphere is a big passive aggressive and the feedback they provide isn't very helpful.
Staff (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – February 26, 2015
Thats the theme of the town hall meetings at Ropes. If you work on the staff side of this place you might as well be part of the furniture for all the respect you'll get. They support mediocrity and favor brown nosing, so unless you're willing and able to do some serious butt kissing, don't bother. Also, they'll suck you in by promising promotions that they will never give you. Unless you're a partner here, you are not treated well at all. The benefits are great, and the pay isn't bad, but they completely screw you as soon as you show them you have any type of integrity or work ethic. If you have any type of ambition at all, go somewhere else.