Participatingoffices:Boston; Garden City, New York; Manchester, New Hampshire; New York; Rochester,New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of respondents: 18 (62% response rate)
Firmwide score: 4.328 (rank: 122)
(Score is on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being thehighest; rank is based on 159 firms.)
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
Interesting work: 4.11
How much “real” work was assigned: 4.33
Training and guidance: 4.28
Partner�summer associate interactions: 4.17
Full-time associate�summer associate interactions: 4.61
How well firm communicates its goals and expectations: 4.00
How accurately the firm portrayed itself during interviews: 4.17
Inclination to accept a full-time associateship: 4.67
Overall rating as a place to work: 4.61
More about the work:
Amount of work: 4.33
Level of responsibility: 4.28
Amount of client contact: 2.72
Amount of feedback: 3.67
Opportunities for mentoring: 4.28
Opportunities for pro bono work: 3.39
Average pay per week: $1,931
Average hours worked per week: 45.2
What the firm’s culture is like:
(Respondents were asked to indicate if the following traits described theirfirm or their experience, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being “stronglydisagree” and 5 being “strongly agree.”)
Makes efforts toward diversity: 3.94
Attorneys would be enjoyable to work with: 4.56
Attorneys seem to enjoy working with each other: 4.56
Financial information is made available: 4.06
Felt comfortable asking in-depth financial questions: 3.78
Got a sense of the firm’s mission: 4.33
Felt confidence in the firm’s leadership: 4.39
Firm seemed the right size: 4.61
Humane approach to billable hours: 4.39
Firm did a good job of communicating about job prospects: 3.94
Dress code (1=formal; 5=informal): 3.22
Pleasant space and d�cor: 4.28
Percent who expect or have received a job offer from this firm: 88.9%
Score they gave this firm’s prestige as compared to other firms: 3.76
What they said surprised them most: We did real work! The top-levelfacilities. For a big firm, it is a very collegial atmosphere.
How they would describe the firm to other law students: Friendly, cuttingedge. Great people, great work, overall great place to work. Open, greatpotential future as it is a place that is growing. Excellent, respectfulculture.
Most memorable experience: Working on two great pro bono projects. Mentorrelationship. Working on a pro bono asylum case.
If they could tell the firm to change one thing: [More] out-of-officeexperiences. Keep the flow of work steady for summer associates. Better feedbackon projects and be more open with how many offers will be given out (or justgive them out sooner).
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]