Business Development Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – January 31, 2018
MoFo is a great place to work but is also competitive and extremely fast paced. They expect employees to work upwards of 45 hours minimum a week. However, once at work it can feel very relaxed. managers are not micromanaging and your team is likely to be self-sufficient.
Legal Secretary/Real Estate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 9, 2018
Wonderful firm to work for with open door policy and lots of teamwork. Very brief. I spoke to two managers. Thirty minutes for each, and they both asked the same questions. They were both friendly and the staff overall very welcoming. Everyone had a smile and overall a great vibe.
Legal Secretary (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – January 10, 2018
MoFo WAS a great place to work for staff once, but that has changed greatly in recent years. Micro-management has become the norm, and respect is greatly lacking. They advertise flexible work schedules for the attorneys, but the staff will never receive a flexible work schedule. Think hard before coming here.
Doughnut Friday, good pay
Micro-management of staff; no respect for job well done. Little appreciation. Low morale among staff
IT Trainer and Support (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 31, 2017
This law firm's San Francisco office is a very diverse place to work. I offered IT Training and support to staff and attorneys. I enjoyed working in a team environment where we all supported each other to successfully complete projects and keep up with daily requirements.
Legal Secretary - Litigation (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 22, 2017
Typical day involves, prebill review and editing for 12 days out of the month. Every program they use has 20 steps to it. If you don't learn all the steps to whatever you are working on super fast they aren't forgiving.
Staff (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 22, 2017
Different day, different target, while still being held accountable for completion on previous targets you were told not to complete and shift direction away from. No interest in evolving or moving forward, learning, growing, or securing when it comes to action, but certainly on board with the words stating these as interests.
IP Support Staff (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – May 17, 2017
Not a good place to work. They still try to work under their past reputation, but that reputation does not hold up today. They need to hire qualified managers. They have managers that fall short. They are no longer the top in the legal world.
New Patent Agent treats others in an inferior manner
Associate Librarian (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 9, 2017
I was an environmental law specialist, my undergraduate field of study, so felt very validated in my work. A liberal work environment, and the headquarter office. Large library staff of interesting people.
Accounting Operation Assistant (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – May 25, 2016
Everyday I got to learn new skills and this is how I became the person I am today. I learned and understood more of the full cycle of Accounts Payable processing and how to handle and maintain good vendors relations, inquiries, and etc. The most enjoyable part of the job is that I got along very well with the team and others.
Conference Center Specialist (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 6, 2015
A typical day at work consists of greeting esteemed clients and making their experience a pleasant and productive one. I successfully meet the clients and attorney's requests for all they need regarding copying, scanning, printing, rearranging the room layout, catering, and so forth.
I enjoy working with other departments, especially the IT department, because technology is very particular and I get to learn a lot on a daily basis.
Oversee administrative duties for the Patent Dept. working with 6 secretaries and assigned attorneys
Sr. Patent Assistant (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 13, 2015
Heavy workload and time sensitive projects on a daily basis. Working with various secretaries and attorneys sometimes would be a challenge so delegated projects and making sure the department as a whole is aware of time sensitive deadlines.
Project Portfolio Committee Facilitator (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 3, 2015
Every penny to develop staff is taken away in order to give more to Revenue generators. Long term staff bonuses, incentives and retirement benefits have been eliminated in the last 5 years. There is zero to a 1% growth opportunity.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 1, 2015
busy mornings, I've learned to multi-task between answering phones, greeting clients, and billing. Micro-management. Co-workers were great to work with. The hardest part of my job was making sure there was meeting room space for all internal and external client meetings. The most enjoyable part of my job was being the go to person making sure everything ran smoothly and adequetly.
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – December 22, 2014
Morrison & Foerster is one of the largest and well-respected corporate legal firm in the world. I very much enjoyed being part of an amazing group of intelligent women and men at all levels. A typical day would consist of a lot of work. We are a very client-oriented firm and although there was always much laughing in the hallways, work was the priority.
In rhw 26 years that I worked that, I learned everything I now know aobut being a legal secretary, a trusted assistant, loyalty, humility and friendship.
The hardest part was the amount of work. Understanding different points of view on the same project. Keeping calm and following through. Dealing with all of the local rules for all of the different courts and making sure that all work was done following standards of the firm and the court system.
We did have monthly parties for staff and attorneys, snacks and alcohol at 5:30.
We had weekly events for a month regarding diversity, gay pride month, black, history month, etc, with guest speakers..
Relaxed and fun envirnment, great benefits and training