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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"Don't expect to advance your career here, as you get to the higher levels there are very few female associates left. Male associates have more opportunities in terms of mentoring and are often given no support. The firm likes to present themselves as committed to diversity, but in reality they do very little to deviate from the typical while male dominated culture that exists at most law firms. Be careful when negotiating your salary as a lateral, black box compensation exists so that the firm can get away with paying men more than women. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Ropes & Gray LLP can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Ropes & Gray LLP to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"It's very supportive of alternative work arrangements and flex-time. Women's forum is well-attended."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Ropes & Gray LLP can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Associate, Legal
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"very generous leave package"
Would you recommend Ropes & Gray LLP to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"The policies and benefits are wonderful for women and those with families, but it is still important to set some boundaries in order to make life as a Big Law lawyer feasible with a family. In my experience, most folks at Ropes will respect those boundaries but it is incumbent upon you to put them in place."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Ropes & Gray LLP can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
23 Weeks Paid | 1 Weeks Unpaid
"The policy is 18 weeks at full pay, plus whatever vacation and unpaid time you would like to add on to that. I took an additional 5 weeks of vacation (you may roll over unused vacation time from the prior year) and one week unpaid. You are also responsible for reimbursing the firm for any benefits during your unpaid time. It is typical for women to take a full 6 months off for maternity leave."
Would you recommend Ropes & Gray LLP to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Decent place to work, but with all law firms, cultural nuances impact each role."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Ropes & Gray LLP can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Practice Manager, Legal
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Ropes & Gray LLP to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Ropes is a typical big law firm and it will take as many of your waking hours as you are willing to give. Although recent partner classes have been fairly well-balanced between men and women, my experience is that it is very difficult to reach the highest levels at the firm unless you are childless or unless you have a stay at home spouse. While the firm has part-time and flex programs, it seems that those who participate are paid less for the same amount of work. If you are committed to the lifestyle and comfortable with the trade offs, you will enjoy sophisticated work with talented colleagues. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Ropes & Gray LLP can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Income Partner
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Ropes & Gray LLP to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"The professional development department consisted entirely of women, yet the leadership in charge of approving our plans, budgets, and programs consisted almost entirely of men."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Ropes & Gray LLP to other women?
"No"

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