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    Hard to Advance as a Woman

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Sidley Austin full-time (more than 3 years)


    Very good pay, teamwork environment, good to work as a 1st and 2nd year associate, but not beyond that


    Sidley offers most work to its male Associates and females are often scavengering around for work in order to obtain billable hours. During the summer, at the end of an associate's 2nd year, the firm routinely does a massive layoff over the course of the entire summer, of about 5 associates a month, in order to make room to give work to the new first year class coming in. At that time, they keep only very few 3rd year associates. At this time, all associates are closely watched and judgment is tested. There are very few female partners, and it is a very white shoe environment. Training as a first year associate is not very good.

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