Sidley Austin Reviews

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Sidley Austin Chair of the Executive Committee Carter Phillips
Carter Phillips
11 Ratings
  • Great work, very demanding

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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


    Interesting legal work
    Great perks
    Intelligent, skilled partners
    Courteous culture


    Grueling work hours
    Partners who see associates as bottom lines rather than individuals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retaining women associates will continue to be a losing battle until family-friendly practices (and not just policies) are extended to mothers returning to work. For that matter, men associates would be better served and more likely to stay if they could spend time with their families.

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Sidley Austin Interviews

Updated Feb 27, 2015
Updated Feb 27, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Sidley Austin.

    Interview Details

    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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Additional Info

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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