Ropes & Gray Continues to Rank as a Top Place to Work

Ropes & Gray has had another strong showing in job satisfaction among associates, ranking third among AmLaw 100 firms in The American Lawyer survey released Sept. 1.

The 2011 Midlevel Associates Survey also ranked Ropes & Gray fifth (up from eighth last year) in a separate ranking that includes small and mid-size (non-AmLaw 100) firms. And in the regional results, Ropes & Gray was ranked second in Boston and Washington, D.C., and 11th in New York.

The American Lawyer’s annual survey is based on the responses of third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates to 12 questions. The topics include: 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.

These results follow on the firm’s high placement in the Vault rankings, announced in July, in which Ropes & Gray ranked second among the nation’s leading firms in the “Best Law Firms to Work For” survey. Vault’s rankings are based on surveys of nearly 16,000 associates around the country who evaluate firms based on factors such as job satisfaction, diversity and training and development.

Vault also ranked Ropes & Gray first in formal and informal training, among Boston law firms and hours; second in firm culture, satisfaction, associate/partner relations, diversity for LGBT and green (environmentally friendly initiatives); and third in overall diversity, diversity for women and diversity for minorities.

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