Fish & Richardson P.C.

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good place to work
Contract Attorney (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 13, 2018
good culture overall, decent work life balance, good salary, positive environment, opportunities to grow and develop professionally, would recommend to a friend
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High stress environment but rewarding
Litigation Legal Secretary (Former Employee) –  Carmel Valley, CAOctober 24, 2018
The environment is highly stressful but can be very rewarding. The time constraints are very tight and some of the attorneys can be hard to work with.
Pros
Monthly meetings
Cons
High pressure
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Typical major law firm located in Del Mar, CA.
LEGAL SECRETARY (Former Employee) –  Del Mar, CASeptember 17, 2018
Working at Fish & Richardson PC was an overall great working experience. The most enjoyable part of the job was that this particular firm had a very good workplace culture. All employees from partners, associates, secretaries to general staff communicated internally and externally on both firm and non-firm related outings.
Pros
Laid back dress code attire, more friendly/sociable work environment, gymnasium
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5.0
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Great place to work
IT Law Firm Staff Trainer/IT Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 5, 2018
FISH was an excellent place to work, the people were friendly and very responsive to the daily routine. Hard working and fast paced and nothing but the best was required at all times. A great place to demonstrate your contributions.
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Nothing to share
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Great place to work if you want to learn the litigation process.
Sr. Legal Secretary (Litigation Case Management) (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 23, 2018
An excellent place to learn the ins and outs of case management. Lots of team work -- secretaries are awesome team players! Work-Life balance is good. Secretarial management needs improvement, but it's good overall. Attorneys and paralegals are sharp as a tack. They are the best that I've ever worked with. TOP NOTCH!!
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Great pay great enviorment to work.
Systems Compliance Lead (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 24, 2018
Great place to work. I would recommend.
Staff very friendly easy location to get to.
Highly recommended. Check it out yiu will not be dissapointed.
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5.0
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A strong place to work and grow with
Help Desk Specialist (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMay 7, 2018
Fish gives it's employees many opportunities to better themselves and advance their careers. The benefits package is also very extensive. Management listens and actively works to support their teams and the company itself also shows that it deeply cares about all employees throughout all offices.
Pros
Work environment
Cons
Can be stressful due to the nature of the business
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The greatest place I have ever worked.
IT Specialist II (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 2, 2018
Absolutely hardworking and diligent staff, very professional and courteous at all times. No issues with co workers, no problems with management, very structured and was fairly compensated.

Typical days were very fast paced, assisting attorneys in IT related needs.

Learned a lot about IP related IT infrastructures and the best ways to support the staff.
Pros
Excellent work environment.
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4.0
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Great Company Great Place to Work
Billing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  minnesMarch 8, 2018
Fun and great culture. Little mobility, but good place to gain experience. Depending on your department, lots of fun parties. The office set up is very modern and employee focused.
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A successful law firm struggling through the recession
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) –  Redwood City, CAMarch 2, 2018
Despite the pressures as a result of the country being in a recession this law firm struggled and was successful in providing competitive compensation to its employees..
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None
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associate
Associate Attorney, Life Sciences Group (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJanuary 17, 2018
I was an associate during a lean time for patent prosecution. The work was interesting and demanding. The managers were helpful. The culture emphasizes business relationships over personal relationships.
Pros
interesting and intelligent coworkers
Cons
billable hours
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Great Culture and Company
Research Librarian (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNOctober 11, 2017
The once Boston-based company has moved to the twin cities to expand its hub and it is a fantastic place to work. Fish & Richardson makes sure that their employees are happy and always work with them when issues arise.
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Top Law Firm - High Expectations
Manager (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 26, 2017
Fish is a top law firm specializing in IP prosecution and litigation. The attorneys are top talent and demand excellence all around. Often this results in shifting priorities and an extensive workload for admin groups. Generally it is managed well but there are many fire drills and occasional unrealistic timelines that can throw a wrench in many projects. The work is generally interesting but it is easy to become spread very thin, especially at the managerial level as most managers are working managers.
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Difficult place to work
Payroll Administrator (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 21, 2017
High expectations with little training or assistance from upper management. Difficult to be managed from so far away. Open office environment doesn't work for all people/departments. Some poor managers in place at Minneapolis location and upper management doesn't solve issues related to poor managers.
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Patent Paralegal
Patent Paralegal/Patent Prosecution Secretary (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 7, 2017
I really liked working at this firm. People were nice - very friendly and helpful. I had all the training I needed to do my job. Very busy. Worked independently and in a team environment.
Pros
Extra holidays
Cons
Having to bill for my time
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Wonderful law firm
Patent Paralegal/Patent Prosecution Secretary (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 3, 2016
I would take care of multiple electronic filings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office on a daily basis. Worked in a team environment - everyone helped each other. My co-workers were wonderful and always willing to take the time to explain things.
Pros
Flexible hours
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Great environment
Docketing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 24, 2016
Fish has been a wonderful place to work with awesome benefits. My managers are family-oriented. Fish has now moved to an open work environment with breakout rooms for privacy, treadmills and standing desks.
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4.0
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Fun to work here
Record Audit Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 30, 2016
Had fun working for Fish. We had company outings, social events, etc. to get to know each other. Work environment is pretty relax. I have no complaints working here.
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3.0
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Productive, demanding, and highly stressful place to work.
Sr. Legal Secretary (IP) / Case Management (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 6, 2016
Fish & Richardson is a place that demands nothing less than the best. A normal work-day is fast paced with high expectations. You'll learn the essence of working under extreme pressure and the importance of time management in order to meet deadlines. It is a team environment; working closely with co-workers is a must. In my position, the most difficult part of the job is having to meet immediate deadlines that are set by international clients when there is a 13 to 14 hour time difference. The most enjoyable part of the job is when a client contacts you personally or sends a card saying "thank you" and gives recognition for the hard work and assistance.
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Great employees and managers to work with.
HR Generalist (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNNovember 12, 2015
Fast paced, work hard while having fun. Exposed to many facets of Human Resources. Allowed the opportunity to learn and grow.
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4.2
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