Ropes & Gray Receives Top Rankings in Associate Satisfaction Surveys

In The News
September 21, 2010

Ropes & Gray recently earned high rankings in two important barometers of workplace satisfaction -- The Vault Guide and The American Lawyer surveys of associates.

For the second year in a row, The Vault Guide ranked Ropes & Gray the "Best Firm to Work For." The Vault rankings are based on surveys completed by nearly 19,000 associates around the country who are asked to evaluate firms based on factors such as job satisfaction, diversity and training and development. “Ropes & Gray ranking as the No. 1 ‘Best Firm to Work For’ in consecutive years is a remarkable testament to the way the firm manages to combine a high level practice with a collegial and respectful culture,” said Brian Dalton, managing editor at The Vault Guide. The firm was ranked number one in two other key categories—firm culture and informal training—and ranked second in satisfaction, formal training and associate/partner relations. Ropes & Gray also ranked in the top five for diversity and compensation.

In addition, a 2010 survey of midlevel associates by The American Lawyer ranked Ropes & Gray number eight nationally. Associates ranked firms based on interest and satisfaction with the work; benefits and compensation; relations between associates and partners; training and guidance; openness about finances and strategies; billable hours policies; and the firm's attitude toward pro bono work.

Ropes & Gray also placed  number three among the 100 largest firms in the United States in The American Lawyer’s annual ranking. Regionally, the firm’s Washington, D.C. office ranked number one, the Chicago and New York City offices both ranked number two and the Boston office came in at number four among law firms with a sizeable presence in those locations.