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Anonymous shared this review of Ropes & Gray LLP on Mar 13th, 2019
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Ropes & Gray LLP on Jul 22nd, 2017
"It's very supportive of alternative work arrangements and flex-time. Women's forum is well-attended."
"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."
"Decent place to work, but with all law firms, cultural nuances impact each role."
Anonymous shared this review of Ropes & Gray LLP on Jun 16th, 2016
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Ropes & Gray LLP on Mar 21st, 2016
"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."