Sidley Austin Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Initiative is rewarded. Attorneys are respectful and treat you like a member of the team, if not always friendly. Hourly pay with overtime makes it easier to justify long hours. Nice physical offices. Friendly and helpful professional staff. Decent benefits. Depending on your group, can be involved in very interesting cases.


    Management of paralegals is decentralized, meaning you are not always guaranteed work. Very little collaborative work. Some work is fairly mind-numbing.

    Advice to Management

    Need to emphasize the importance of improving technology, especially regarding document management and collaborative editing of files.

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    I applied in-person – interviewed at Sidley Austin.


    Applied online and the process took about 3 weeks. It was an alright interview with many questions back to back. Some of the questions were expected and some were not. The process took about 1-1&half hr. It Depends on how things go. Overall, just be ready for all types of questions they ask for. Also, It was very professional environment and the people working there seemed nice.

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Sidley Austin Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1866
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. With 1,900 lawyers across 18 offices worldwide, the firm has built a reputation for being a powerful legal adviser for global business. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and... More

Mission: Provide the highest quality of professional service to our clients; adhere to the highest ethical standards; offer our skills and talents for the betterment of the legal... More

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